J Gallagher Crocodiles And Prostitutes [EP]
have an advantage
over those who do not write their
material. They can turn in a track
with their own stamp on it without
Gallagher can certainly do that...
ANDY J GALLAGHER APPEARS TO TAILOR HIS SONGS to suit himself, writing for
his own particular style and for the admirers he knows will undoubtedly appreciate
his work. When first seen at intimate music venues in the punky-pop band The
Shopkeeper Appeared and with plays on Radio One and a gig supporting Radiohead,
fame looked assured.
A clever singer-songwriter with an emotive voice, Andy has always been hungry
and passionate for new creative experiences. He headed out for steamy Asia and,
having played in Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, he ended up in New York working
with America's own Morrissey Ronnie Scott (formerly with The Truth).
Back in the UK he faced crucial changes to his personal life that prompted an
outpouring of lyrical emotion his most inspired writing to date.
When songwriter and guitarist Roman Jugg of seminal punk band The Damned heard
Andy Gallagher's demos he insisted on producing the astounding EP, Crocodiles
Crocodiles And Prostitutes has a cool line-up that includes the cute
and catchy debut single, Something Else, which gives Andy the opportunity
to air his talents with his great vocals you could happily dance
the night away to tracks like this and, judging by his 'track record' so far,
we will be hearing a lot more of Andy J Gallagher.
There is also a swinging, head-banging track with a gushing musical accompaniment
called The Men In Suits; the oddly-titled Rope Swings Eternal,
which shows the strength of Andy's voice and is a very likeable track and C,
which is more melodic and folk-ish with lovely strains and great lyrics.
Something Else is the lead-off single from Andy's new album
Helicopter Dolphin Submarine (out February 9) and accompanied by an extremely
unique and boundary-pushing video that marks the introduction
of a fine lyrical mastermind
Super-talented UK singer-songwriter Andy
J Gallagher's debut single Something Else is out now (released 24 November,
2008, on Waga Waga Records). The EP Crocodiles And Prostitutes is also
out now (released 24 November, 2008).
Crocodiles And Prostitutes Tracklisting
1 Something Else | 2 The Men In Suits | 3 Rope Swings Eternal
| 4 C
"Finally someone worthy of a Buzzcocks comparison, really good songs"
Steve Diggle (The Buzzcocks)
"Lyrical Genius" Roman Jugg (The Damned)
"Refreshingly different" Annie Nightingale
"A clever singer-songwriter with an emotive voice... and, judging by his 'track
record' so far, we will be hearing a lot more of Andy J Gallagher"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
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