This is a FREE gig at Forum
127-129 Devonshire Street
The town's silver lining has emerged: digital math-rockers Gallops, who have inherited more than horsey wordplay from their successful precursors. While they’ve harnessed the jerky propulsion of Foals, the riffs-as-rhythm of Pivot and the synthy tomfoolery so beloved of Battles, it's all built on a bedrock of post-rock and they’re not afraid to unleash guitars as heavy as, say, Russian Circles.
"Gallops; an instrumental four piece from Wrexham sounding like the four horses of the apocalypse, listening to God Speed you Black Emperor! Exclamation mark and all. "
LOUD AND QUIET
"It's not just their equine referencing moniker that Wrexham's Gallops share with a band like Foals. A shared love of sonic experimenters Battles, Don Caballerro and Pivot is hugely apparent. Yet their sound is all their own. In the disorientating surroundings of a wine bar their furious, raw, motorised computer-led crank-rock proves extremely potent."
/// Pygmy Globetrotters
“Pygmy Globetrotters, equal parts ‘Born Slippy’ era Underworld meets Crystal Castles”
“Cutting-edge machine beats, on vibrating, subsonic bass riffs, spindly synth riffs and the dark, diseased imaginings of two boys cut off from it all, cast adrift 150 miles from the mundane, media mainstream”
“Pygmy Globetrotters are using junk-shop keyboards and cheap laptops to offer a digital update of budget analogue pop.” The Sunday Times Magazine
"Unsigned band of the week"
STEVE LAMACQ - BBC 6 MUSIC
“The WLM roster includes newcomers Pygmy Globetrotters, who are currently on the brink of greater recognition following the release of their debut E.P.”
Mon 6th Sep | 7.30pm | FREE | Forum