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News: Gallows announce new single ‘Chains’

June 30th will see the welcome return of one of the most notorious and thrilling punk bands to ever be spat out of the UK. Returning with a new single entitled ‘Chains’ (recently show-cased as Zane’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio One) and a host of festival and live appearances throughout July, Watford punks Gallows are coiled and sprung and ready to detonate once again.

“It’s been a quiet year so far for us all as we’ve been busy on new adventures and projects but when we got together in February it was shocking how quickly ideas were flowing,” explains guitarist Laurent Barnard.

Inspiration flowed very quickly. The band roared into life and the proof can be clearly heard on ‘Chains’. Released again through the bands own label Venn (in partnership with Play It Again Sam) as a download with exclusive digital bundles and on limited edition coloured 7” vinyl, ‘Chains’ starts slow and soft, lulling the listener into a false sense of security before the band come pounding in and level the place.

“The song ‘Chains’ came together really quickly,” states Laurent. “It started off with one riff and by the end of the day it was recorded. We did it all live too like we were making a garage punk record. My friend Helena who sings in a great band called Dios Mio happened to be in the studio that day so she came in and added some vocals and textures, which brought a very haunting element of the track. It’s very different but still very dark which is what Gallows is all about.”

‘Chains’ is yet another step forward for a band who, since their inception in 2005, have never rested on their laurels or stayed still. And Gallows are back again to take it even further.

“The chemistry when writing together has never been better and it’s great to finally have a band moving forward together in the same direction. We are working on more material in the summer so keep your eyes out for more Gallows news coming soon.”

Gallows are confirmed to play the following dates this July:

3rd           Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store SOLD OUT

4th           London, UK – British Summer Time @ Hyde Park

6th           Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere

13th         Shepton Mallet, UK – NASS Festival

16th         Oslo, Norway – Pokalen

17th         Bukta, Norway – Tomso Festival Afterparty

19th         Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival

20th         Guildford, UK – Guilfest

25th         Kristiansand, Norway – Makesrik Festival


2nd       Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

The ‘Chains’ 7” vinyl (coupled with new song ‘Wristslitter’ on the b-side) will be available from:

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