Dublin, County Dublin
Galants are a noise-pop band from Dublin incorporating the jangled pop tones of Teenage Fanclub,
the fuzzed-out assault of Dinosaur Jr and the reverberated bombast of My Bloody Valentine.
In the summer of 2015 the band released a trilogy of singles recorded at Darklands Audio Studio,
showcasing an aesthetic of cascading guitars, riotous drums and low lying melody. The first track,
' This is Heaven ' merged Husker Du-esque power pop hooks within a textural noise bedrock and was
marked out by Nialler9 as a "track of the week" in the Irish Times . Second single, ' Seventeen '
caught the attention of Hot Press Magazine who quickly profiled the band as a rising act to watch. A
further release, ' Out of Sight ', was singled out for praise and airplay by BBC Ulster's Across the
Galants released their self-titled debut EP in May 2017 on 10” Vinyl and digital platforms through Zen
Ten Records in Europe and on Compact Disc through Jigsaw Records in the US.
The EP was recorded with Stephen Dunne at Lamplight Studios and mastered by Fergal Davis. Lead
single ‘Evergreen’ received praise from Hot Press who marked it out as “ Track of the Fortnight ”
commenting “ when it comes to heart-swelling garage rock, there’s aren’t many on the island who can
do it quite like this Dublin-based bunch ”. The single also received attention from the The Thin Air
who pointed to a sound that is “ unabashed hero worship but with more than enough deviation and
departure to make it all their own” and the The Last Mixed Tape who labelled the track an “indie
The band was recently invited by Philadelphia's Beach Slang to support them on their only Irish date
this year at The Workman’s Club.
"Fans of distorted fuzz rock will be pleased to have This Is Heaven hit their ear canals. Recalling the best of '90s indie, Dublin band Galants channel shoegaze and punchy melodic rock for their first of a trilogy of summer singles."
THE IRISH TIMES (Nialler9)
“They’re great and they’re from Dublin. This single is one of three that they have released this summer. I highly recommend the other tunes as well...Definitely a band to keep an eye on.”
BBC ULSTER (Across the Line)
"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’.
HOT PRESS MAGAZINE
"Evoking the varyingly shimmering, feedback-soaked lulls and barrages of the aforesaid imperial quintet – Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Swervedriver and Yo La Tengo – their new single ‘Out of Sight’ presents a fleecy levee of fuzz with perfectly languid vocals, throwing back and looking forward in wonderfully realised unison"
THE THIN AIR
"Taken from Galants forthcoming debut E.P., ‘Evergreen’ is a fuzz driven new single that splices together indie-pop melodic hooks and thrills with shoegaze haze and wall of distortion.
Moving at palpable pace the song slides easily from obscured vocals to big bursts of load fuzzy guitar riffs in an instant. Sounding more and more cohesive with each new release ‘Evergreen’ is possibly Galants most sonically accomplished track to date.
Boding very well for the band’s debut E.P. (due out this Autumn), ‘Evergreen’ is an indie-gem all on its own."
THE LAST MIXED TAPE