The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

TWO GALLANTS, TWO GALLANTS LIVE AT RESCUE ROOMS

  • Thursday 8th October 2015
  • Supported by: Eyre Llew

DHP PRESENTS

TWO GALLANTS

twogallants notts 2015

Genre: Folk rock, punk blues

Hometown: San Francisco.

Background: On February 3rd, the San Francisco based guitar-drum duo Two Gallants released their 5th studio album, We Are Undone, on ATO Records. While singer and guitarist Adam Stephens and drummer Tyson Vogel have stayed true to the two-person format since their acclaimed 2004 debut, The Throes, their sound has evolved considerably over the intervening years. Following 2012’s The Bloom and the Blight, We Are Undone is the band’s second release on ATO. Thematically, the album ranges from songs that attempt to make sense of the dramatically shifting social landscape of their home town, to the illusion of authenticity, impending environmental collapse, and romantic estrangement. Sonically, the thrash blues of songs such as “We Are Undone” and “Some Trouble” is balanced by the austerity of ballads such as “My Man Go” and “There’s So Much I Don’t Know.”

What the press says: "The tremulous emotional quality of Stephens’s keening voice lends a bleeding intensity to their quixotic mix of blues, folk, country, garage rock and heavy metal. There is compassion and intelligence at work in songs of hard lives lived on the edge of collapse, romantically, financially and socially. The aching, echoing ballad My Man Go sketches a picture of abused love from the perspective of an abandoned woman. It is a serious piece of work of stark, dark Americana that opens up with each listen." - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/11376289/We-Are-Undone-Two-Gallants-review-a-bleeding-intensity.html

Links: Twitter // Website

Latest tune: We Are Undone -

 

SUPPORTED BY:

EYRE LLEW

Eyre Llew are a three piece ambient band from Nottingham, UK. They write the music that matters to them, making music about life and their lives about music.

 

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