Monday, August 10, 2020

Track Of The Day :: Gallus - Eye to Eye

Credit: Marilena Vlachopoulou

Words: Sam Geary 

Glasgow punks Gallus come up with a real mosh-pit banger here with new single 'Eye to Eye'.

Recorded at 7 West with Johnny Madden and Chris Marshall, the three minutes of frenetic, unconstrained intent is a scorching adrenalin-fuelled outing. Led by the raw and rapacious tones of frontman Barry Dolan, over a dual whammy of racing drums and ominous bassline, he bellows: “The virus is spreading / it comes out at night / waits till you’re sleeping / and bites”.

“The song was written coming up for a year ago. Barry and I sat down to write the lyrics about how polarised society was becoming in the run up to the General Election, but then as we got closer to lockdown we saw how the pandemic was polarising people even further," explains guitarist Eamon Ewins.

"We’ve seen all the various injustices that have all been exacerbated by the current crisis. The complete and utter failure of people to work towards common interests and goals when power or money is at stake. That’s why we chose to put a wee half verse in that explicitly acknowledged the pandemic.”

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