Newcastle rockers Gallery Circus, comprising of identical twin brothers Daniel and Graeme Ross, are releasing their debut EP. Their chemistry is clear in their performances, developing a reputation as one of the UK’s most formidable new live bands. Since moving to the USA to find themselves, they named their EP Chi-Town Dogs after the famous Chicago style hot-dog – a great way to record this journey!
Opening track ‘Holland On Fire’ has a strong drum beat throughout, layered with dirty guitar riffs and a very catchy melody of vocals. The backing vocals really make it, and it’s guaranteed to hook you. Title track ‘Chi-Town Dogs’ is up next, where we really get to hear those impressive vocal notes, as well as keyboard chords and powerful guitar bursting in. It has a blues-y feel – but definitely one to get your foot pumping.
‘Sugar’ starts off with a punchy riff, along with lyrics all about living life on the road. It’s an extremely catchy song, separated brilliantly by the dimensions within the song, from hearing nothing but keys to filthy guitar. The EP finishes with ‘The Flood’; more of a tune built for a live audience to sing along to – which is what these guys are made for!
Chi-Town Dogs is an extremely strong debut release, that shows great potential. With their reputation for live shows already the word on the street, we have no doubt they will go far with developing their sound.
Chi-Town Dogs by Gallery Circus is out now via Killing Moon Records.