Under the Radar: Gallus

Glasgow’s Gallus are already striking a chord with fans in Scotland and next year they’re looking to go global, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon
Gallus PIC: Ryan HunterGallus PIC: Ryan Hunter
Gallus PIC: Ryan Hunter

Since forming in 2018 Gallus have attracted a solid live following, with a sell-out King Tut’s show and a well-received TRNSMT performance already under their collective belt.

Taking their name from the Glasgow pub where they first met, the five-piece are now set to win over more fans outside Scotland with their high-octane guitar sound. Already announced for SXSW in March and as one of the “First Fifty” acts for The Great Escape festival in Brighton next summer, Gallus are playing a run of English dates in December with a homecoming show at St Luke’s on 21 December close to selling out.

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Signed to the record label and booking agency set up by the iconic amplifier manufacturer Marshall, their most recent single Fruitflies is likely to strike a chord with fans of Weezer and will be followed by a string of EP releases in 2022. Continental European dates are also in the pipeline and are set to include shows in Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands. See www.facebook.com/gallusmusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide, www.borntobewide.co.uk

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