Wednesday, 13 February 2013

We're Only Here For The Banter - galoshins

What kind of band would dare release two EP's on the same day?  Galoshins, that's who!  The four piece signed to Armellodie Records, put out EP1 & EP2 back on 4th February, and both are fantastic.  Blending organs, drums, guitars and a raft of influences to make aural delights.  We caught up with the band for the latest banter.

Hello, how are you?

Very well thanks, cheers for the questions. "Its good to talk…” yas yas.

It's the question everyone hates, but could you tell us a little bit about your music and your influences?

Our music is often described as un-catergorisable, experimental and accessible in even measures!  So influences etc…  We all listen to lots of different things so not easy to give a collective influence that shapes the band, ideas just fly in and ye gotta grab ‘em.  But we do share similar tastes in jazz, kraut, psych, rock, electronica, soundtracks...

What's your song writing process like?

Most ideas are generated from organ and guitar which are then developed with the rest of the band.  Other times things come together while improvising during rehearsals, which also leads to some interesting or unexpected songs.  Generally its fairly organic and we all have input.

What could we expect to see from a live show?

A weird and wonderful ruckus, sometimes over adrenalized splatter of shapes and sounds

If it were all to end tomorrow, what would you say has been your greatest achievement?

Against all odds finding a suitable drummer, recording and playing to and with some amazing people and bands.  Doune The Rabbit Hole has been a highlight, amazing atmosphere in the Baino tent - love and gratitude to Alan Bain for that one.

What have you got planned for 2013?

We've just launched EP 1 & 2 back on Friday 8th February at Sleazy’s with Paddy Steer, Fur Hood and Giblets Of Yesterday;  record EP 3 & 4;  lots more live work and hopefully a couple festivals in the pipeline too.

What other artists (Scottish or not) would you recommend to the Scottish Fiction readers?

In no particular order (and apologies to those we forget to mention) go out and check out Battery Face, Fur Hood, Tokomak, The Cosmic Dead, Paddy Steer, Fat Janitor, XMRV, Super Adventure Club, Throne o' Diablo, Bacchus Barracus, The Yawns, Sacred Paws, The Woven Tents, Rapid Pig, 3D Tanx, Jackie Onassis, North American War, Matthew Dickson, St. Johns Ambience, Los Tentakils, The Dirty Cuts, Battle For Second Place, What The Blood Revealed, Lady North, The Hidden Masters, Easy Tiger, Citizens, Tut Vu Fu, Manatees, Divorce, Quack Quack, VCheka, Honey and the Herbs, Brotherhood of the Blue Ship, The Skarsoles, The Cherry Wave, Black Jash, Rainbow Fisher, The Lovely Eggs, The Rosy Crucifixion...  The list ever grows, that’s a good start though…

Thanks for speaking with us, would you care to share a joke with us?

Did you hear about the short sighted circumciser?  He got the sack!

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