After hints and rumours. The unbelievable is happening. Gallops are back.
What’s it been… two, maybe three years since influential instrumental four-piece Gallops suddenly called it a day? One minute they’re playing a set to a packed room at the Brudenell in Leeds, the next, they’re dead. What the fuck man? They release Yours Sincerely Dr Hardcore and then (according to completely unreliable sources) they get in a fight and call it a day. Well, we were pretty bummed to say the least.
Fast forward a couple of years though, and just as we’re starting to get on with our lives, Gallops have announced that they are returning. And not just for a few shitty dates. They’re back for good. They’re going into the studio next month and are set to play this year’s incredible ArcTanGent festival. Good times.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a statement from the band:
“After 3 years loitering in the corridors of the vanilla prefab that is life in the 21st century, Gallops have returned. We’ve tried desperately to exorcise the MIDI-synced demons in our skulls via mundane tasks and hobbyist ritual. We’ve burned all of our equipment more than once. But none of this worked. We head into an East Midlands studio next month to begin recording our second LP. We will be performing our first UK festival appearance at Arctangent on Saturday 20th August. More dates and news will follow. Gallops X”
Gallops play ArcTanGent on the 18th-20th August alongside new additions mewithoutYou, Cleft, Enemies, Knifeworld, Let’s Talk Daggers, Eugene Quell, Adam Betts, Vasudeva, Viva Belgrado, FALL OF MESSIAH and more.
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Words by Andy Crowder