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Gallops! triumph at the Sŵn Festival

by Ben Davis on 16 November, 2008 | 3 comments

Gallops! performing at the Sŵn Festival – photo by Bethan Elfyn

Gallops! left the crowd craving for more following their appearance at the Sŵn Festival in Cardiff.

They played to a packed out Kaz Bar on Friday night as part of the Moshi Moshi night and the audience included some influential movers and shakers within the music business – BBC Radio 1 DJ Bethan Elfyn, Sŵn Festival organiser and BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, Moshi Moshi label founder/owner Stephen Bass, Moshi Moshi scouts, Kruger Magazine members and other various music industry people.

They opened the night playing 6 songs whilst Deeside band I Am Austin, Moshi Moshi stable mates James Yuill and Casiokids followed them.

Following their appearance, Huw Stephens described the Gallops! set as ‘Phenomenal’ whilst Bethan Elfyn proclaimed them ‘Hit of the night’.

Let’s take a look at what the official Sŵn Festival programme says about Gallops:

“If Wrexham seemed like the last place to find complex math-rock leanings, then that’s because it is, making a group like Gallops! all the more special and exciting. Marrying drums, guitars, sequencers, keyboards and general ‘noise’ this four piece play the sort of techno-glitchy rock synonymous with Pivot. This builds on songs like ‘Crutches’ on a dynamism akin to Foals, multiplying note patterns into an explosion of intense guitar work becoming almost a twisted club banger. Disparate layers of obsessive lilting melodies intelligently fused-Wrexham your time is now”.


Gallops! MySpace
Sŵn Festival

Credit: Homepage photo by Eventfoto.

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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

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  1. Nice one!

  2. Well done lads! Glad to hear the show was a goodn!

  3. More praise for Gallops! at the Swn Fest. This time from Loud & Quiet Magazine (paragraph 2):


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