"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
"When it comes to heart-swelling garage rock, there aren’t many on the island who can do it quite like this Dublin-based bunch"
HOT PRESS MAGAZINE
“They’re great and they’re from Dublin...Definitely a band to keep an eye on.”
"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...throwing back and looking forward in wonderfully realised unison"
THE THIN AIR
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'In Vain' is the first single to be taken from forthcoming EP ‘Follow’, set for release on Zen Ten Records in the Autumn of 2018. The song takes a sonic cue from from Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain and is informed by themes of social contradiction, disparity and introspection.
Shoegazy noise pop from Dublin, Ireland
Galants are a shoegazey 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 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 Jigsaw Records in the US. 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 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 gem.”
The band has just released their latest single, 'In Vain'. It is the first track taken from a second EP due for release this Autumn.