The Gallerys’, a modern day Britpop trio from Kent, latest EP release ‘Paisley’ proves a strong start for the band with its refreshingly English tones.
The group are formed of James Wood (Guitar), Craig Barden (Bass) and Dan Maggs (Drums); with James and Craig as principal songwriters, The Gallerys have a clearly defined sound; an impressive feat for so early on in the game.
Taking influence from well-known first generation mod bands such as The Who and The Jam as well 90’s giants The Stone Roses and Oasis. The combined effect of these rich inspirations makes for slick guitar melodies, driving bass lines knitted together with sharp drumming.
‘You Don’t Really Love Her’ a harmonic call and response song, mixes alternative tones with lyrical content as wonderfully expressive as early Small Faces songs. The band illustrate range within their sound, with the following track ‘Imperfect Imperfection’ showcasing hard-hitting leading guitar melodies and lead vocals as bold and accentuated as Liam Gallagher’s ‘Supersonic’ performance.
The lyrics remain grounded in British sentiments, with title track ‘Paisley’ a buoyant love letter, reminiscent of the soft, flowing indie sounds of The Coral’s ‘In The Morning’; laced with tight vocal harmonies, it is clear that The Gallerys are a close-knit group bound together by their musical talents.
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