OUT NOW! Gallus ‘We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become’
GALLUS RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘WE DON’T LIKE THE PEOPLE WE’VE BECOME’ SET FOR RELEASE 9TH JUNE 2023 VIA MARSHALL RECORDS
AND REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘EYE TO EYE’
WATCH/STREAM – HERE
UK HEADLINE TOUR IN MARCH 2023 – TICKETS HERE
“The world needs Gallus, and 2023 could be their breakthrough year” – CLASH
Scottish Alternative Music Awards’ best rock/alternative winners, GALLUS announce their debut album ‘We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become’, set for release 9th June 2023 on Marshall Records. Teeming with nervous energy, its overcaffeinated undertow will drag listeners on a journey of self-loathing, self-medication, and self-love. A joyful downward spiral of manic neuroticism expertly orchestrated by the working-class Scottish indie-punks.
The announcement is accompanied by the band’s frantic new video ‘Eye to Eye’. Watch – HERE. Fans can find more information and tickets for the tour – HERE.
“The album’s title is from Sickness and Health, which best sums up the album’s mood and theme;” comments guitarist and backing vocalist Eamon Ewins. “it’s a coming-of-age tale, but with quite a pessimistic spin. Everything gets worse, you get older, then you’re dead… It’s not all doom and self-pity though” Ewins jests. “We wanted the album to be a cathartic, self-deprecating and uplifting journey, and we hope that we’ve achieved just that. Hopefully we’ve learned how to crack a smile by album 2.”
Speaking on their anxiety inducing new single, the guitarist adds:
“Eye To Eye was when I grew tired of the constant hoops I had to jump through when in search of a minimum wage job. Company values. Ethos. The cost of your own principles? The lowest wage a multimillion-pound company can get away with paying you. The song tries to express the frustration of having no autonomy or independence in the workplace. Shit work for shit wages, and you’ll do it with a smile.”
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT ‘EYE TO EYE’
GALLUS bottle that sense of anticipation, the idea that anything could happen. Throwing back to the days when responsibilities were few, anticipation was high, and opportunity was around every corner. The band combine the energetic bounce of Sports Team with the tongue in cheek running commentary of life in 2022 of Yard Act and the introspection of contemporaries Fontaines D.C.
After forming in a pub of the same name, the Glasgow Indie-punks have made their way to the summit of Scotland’s underground music scene.
The band formed under unorthodox circumstances; after failed attempts to get their previous musical project off the ground, cousins Paul and Eamon Ewins recruited school friend Barry Dolan as their front man after seeing him in a college play, despite little to no musical background. It was his dynamism and energy that drew them to him, and it was these characteristics that the band grew famous for.
The band’s reputation for electric, and at times chaotic, live shows grew quickly, and they soon took to filling rooms up and down the UK, Europe and beyond. Having supported the likes of Biffy Clyro and played to thousands at festivals and showcases, including SXSW, The Great Escape and ESNS, in the last 12 months, Gallus’ reputation on the international stage is starting to grow in notoriety. This was reflected in the band being crowned Best Rock/Alternative Category at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2022.
The band will cap off the formative years of their thus far short existence with the summer release of their debut album ‘We Don’t Like The People We Become’. The album is in some ways a coming-of-age record, dwelling on the anxieties of leaving your younger self and life behind in place of a new and at times scary way of being. It’s impossible to ignore the impact that the recent global crisis had on the psyche of their generation of young people; forced to give up formative years of their youth only to emerge from it as older, but definitely not any wiser, people in an increasingly uncertain world. Despite its thematic pessimism, however, the album is full of energy, self-deprecation, and humour. The album, like the band, is always melodic, never maudlin. Gallus would rather poke fun at themselves and use the catharsis of their live performances to exorcise their demons. That is the ethos and energy they plan to bring to the world.
‘We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become’, is set for release 9th June 2023 on Marshall Records. Be sure to catch gallus live on tour spring 2023. More information and tickets can be found – HERE
2023 TOUR DATES
March 21 Southampton, Heartbreakers
22 Brighton, The Prince Albert
23 London, The Grace
24 Nottingham, Bodega
25 Bristol, The Louisiana
27 Manchester, Gullivers
29 Newcastle, Zerox
30 Glasgow, SWG3
‘We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become’ 01 Moderation
03 Eye to Eye
04 Basic Instinct
06 What Do I Know
08 Going Numb
09 Are You Finished
10 Mr. Nothing
12 Sickness and Health
Barry Dolan – Vocals / Eamon Ewins – Guitar and BV’s / Gianluca Bernacchi – Guitar / Paul Ewins – Drums