Gallows announce new album ‘Desolation Sounds’ plus May tour dates

Band's upcoming fourth album to be preceded by single 'Bonfire Season'

Gallows have announced their new album ‘Desolation Sounds’ will be released on April 13 and will be preceded by single ‘Bonfire Season’ as a digital download and 7-inch vinyl.

‘Desolation Sounds’ will be the punk band’s fourth album and the follow-up to 2012’s self-titled LP. Named after an expanse of water in frontman Wade MacNeil’s native Canada, it features 10 songs and runs for 36 minutes.

Gallows guitarist Laurent Barnard called it “the record I’ve dreamt about making”. “I think the album sounds reall fearless,” Barnard said. “It’s the sound of a band that’s comfortable with playing music together, rather than trying to fit into a certain scene or zeitgeist or any preconceived notion of what the band should be. We just ignored the outside music world and made an album that felt good in our guts.”

Barnard added that single ‘Bonfire Season’, which will be available for pre-order from the band’s website, began as an ode to Siouxsie And The Banshees. “I’ve always been a fan of that slightly gothic, dark style of punk and felt it was the time for Gallows to explore that style of music. The verses still have that old school boot stomp feel but combined with atmospheric noises providing menacing undertones,” he said.

The video for the single, which you can watch below, was shot by Canadian director and musician Josh Reichmann, who previously worked on band’s video for track ‘Chains’ in 2014.

Gallows also announced a trio of tour dates in May, with support from Nottingham band Baby Godzilla. Tickets for these shows will go on sale on January 14.

Gallows will play:

Glasgow Cathouse (May 22)
London Garage (26)
Manchester Sound Control (27)

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