- 05 Oct 15
Another rising act you should be keeping an eye and an ear on, in the shape of a pair of Dublin-based noise merchants
Stop gazing at your shoes and look to the future. A Dublin-based duo, Galants are keen to rub shoulders with the revived likes of My Bloody Valentine and Ride. “We have a mutual appreciation for the early ‘90s Creation bands,” says frontman David Kennedy. “Classic noise rock.” Their heavier than heaven sound got a good airing on ‘This Is Heaven’ and was quickly followed by ‘Seventeen’, which our own Edwin McFee declared to be ‘Track Of The Fortnight’. The freshly-dispatched ‘Out Of Sight’ rounds off a trinity of single releases, adding a little Yo La Tengo melodious melancholy to the mix. Flipping the script that usually finds Irish bands bound for London, Galants came about when Kennedy, “fed up with the sheer size of the place”, returned from the English capital and started looking for like-minded souls to go to gigs. “I found the best way to do that was write some music and try to get some people to play.” Peter Savage and Martin Fagan located, the songs continue to start on Kennedy’s acoustic before he brings it to the band. “Things drastically change from the initial genesis, they always do.” The next step is physical releases, but they’re taking their sweet time to get it right. “Make sure they are worthy,” as Kennedy puts it. All killer, no filler? Well that’s a refreshing approach.