Saturday, 30 July 2011
Gallops 'Miami Spider' (Live, 2010)
Expertly twiddled stuff from the Bttls-inspired Wrexham band.
Gallops coax a twitchy, head-nodding math rock brew that fuses laptop-driven beats and keyboard bleats with more conventional band instrumentation. You can't escape the pervading influence of genre-definers Battles but it's a tight and tidy sound, especially live. And the drummer does a fantastic twitch, seemingly on every beat.
Not as frenetic as Three Trapped Tigers, Gallops ratchet up the intensity through melody and groove, hitting a similarly dance-tastic plane as Foals.
Download Gallops 'Miami Spider (Live)' (post rock mp3 download, Mediafire)