Dublin trio Galants – David Kennedy, Peter Savage and Martin Fagan – serve up a lovely helping of melodic indie with a shoegazy side on their guitar heavy, debut double a-side ‘Howling / Silver’.
Produced by Ghost Estates’ Dan Doherty, ‘Howling / Silver’ emphatically sets their stall out. The double a-side displays a real fondness for melodic ’90s indie (pre-britpop) with an added shoegazey twist. Take ‘Howling’ for example, it encapsulates the very essence of what Galants are all about. Opening with a sudden squall of noise, intertwined by soft and dreamy vocals, fuzzy guitars, a hum of mild distortion which collide head on with soaring riffs and crashing drums, and propelled ever forward by a driving, surging rhythm. While the past looms rather large with Galants, they sound fresh and vital, more so perhaps than their retrospective influences may suggest. This is a blast from the past, but one that packs a hefty modern day punch.
You can give their guitar heavy debut double a-side ‘Howling / Silver’ the once over below and you can download it for FREE from here. Now, you can’t say fairer than that!