“Last June”, the new video from U.K.’s GALLOWS, can be seen below. Turned around in less than aweek in true punk-rock fashion, this incendiary clip was directed by Marshall Darlings and features live GALLOWS footage shot at various festivals over the last few months and at the recent sold-out Sailor Jerry’s show in London.
“Last June” comes off GALLOWS‘s highly-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s “Grey Britain” album. Set for release in Europe on September 10 through the band’s own label Venn Records (in partnership with [PIAS] Recordings) and in the U.S. on September 11 via Bridge Nine Records, the self-titled CD was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by longtime friends Thomas Mitchener and Steve Sears at Broadfields Studio in Watford in May this year.
“We made this record self-titled as it musically defines the band known as GALLOWS as we exist today,” explains the band. “This is the first of many releases to come from the house of Venn Records, our imprint, hijacked from [PIAS] those long-standing backers of independent rock ‘n’ roll.”
The group adds, “This is our statement of intent, our laugh in the face of those who said GALLOWS were done when in reality we’re just warming up. We couldn’t feel more vindicated and proud.”
“Gallows” track listing:
01. Victim Culture
02. Everybody Loves You (When You’re Dead)
03. Last June
04. Outsider Art
05. Vapid Adolescent Blues
– Never Enough –
10. Cult Of Mary
11. Cross Of Lorraine
A free download of the track “Last June” is now available from www.gallows.co.uk.
The band will embark on a U.K. tour in October.
GALLOWS is a band that needs little introduction. Described, variously, as “the best British punk band since THE CLASH” and “the British music industry’s biggest mistake,” the Hertfordshire hardcore crew first emerged from the fecund U.K. underground punk scene in 2005. Inspired by REFUSED, AT THE DRIVE-IN, JR Ewing and Swing Kids, their ferocious, feral 2006 debut, “Orchestra Of Wolves”, offered a harsh, unflinching dissection of suffocating suburban mores, shot through with images of small-town violence, desperation and disgust. Its follow-up, 2009’s apocalyptic “Grey Britain”, was darker, denser and even more brutally incisive, a lacerating, none-more-bleak state of the nation address, speaking of a once-proud nation on its knees, riven by prejudice, greed, ignorance and fear. December 2011’s “Death Is Birth” EP heralded the arrival of a new GALLOWS: united, uncompromised, unfettered, unbroken. With old friend (and former ALEXISONFIRE guitarist) Wade MacNeil installed as the band’s new frontman, the seven-inch EP was a defiant declaration of independence, 459 seconds of apoplectic punk rock fury landing like an adrenaline spike to the heart.
Wade MacNeil (vocals)
Lee Barratt (drums)
Stephen Carter (guitar)
Laurent Barnard (guitar)
Stuart Gili-Ross (bass)