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GALAXIANS ‘Let The Rhythm In’ // New Album & Tour Dates

GALAXIANS – LET THE RHYTHM IN
Debut album on Dither Down (Brooklyn, New York).

“A tour de force of exuberant club energy” CLASH

Available from Dither Down Records from 20 October on limited edition gatefold 180 gram double LP.

Pre-order the vinyl and download at Bandcamp. Vinyl available from selected record stores from 5 November.

Produced by Ross Halden at Ghost Town, Leeds 2016. Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles. Artwork and layout by Luke Drozd.
Photography by Tim Dunk.

October Tour Dates:

19.10 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/307187426358597
20.10 BRISTOL Crofters Rights
https://www.facebook.com/events/1719604985015370
21.10 AMSTERDAM Doka
https://www.facebook.com/events/207866899751423
22.10 JEUMONT Jardin de l’espérance
https://www.facebook.com/events/338311799944075
24.10 COLOGNE Buhmann & Sohn
https://www.facebook.com/events/171021893460900
25.10 BRUSSELS Bonnefooi
https://www.facebook.com/events/743063399230012
26.10 LILLE Gare Saint Sauveur
(event info tbc)
28.10 LONDON Total Refreshment Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/1634798589917107

‘LET THE RHYTHM IN’ Album & Tour Launch // 19 October @ Brudenell Social Club

Stargaze Records Presents……

GALAXIANS
(Dither Down / Stargaze)
G_P
(Stargaze)
VIDE0

Brudenell Social Club
19.10.17
8pm
FREE ENTRY

We would like to invite you to party with us as we celebrate the release of our first long player, Let The Rhythm In. The record is our first as a trio and our third release on Brooklyn New York imprint Dither Down.

GALAXIANS
Within the music of Galaxians – the trio of Emma Mason, Matt Woodward and Jed Skinner – lies a powerfully hedonistic strain that does much to loop a thread through the party lineage of their adopted hometown of Leeds. Coupled with the first impressions of what the pair loosely term their “pre-digital dance music”, you might not raise an eyebrow to find out that their cues are taken in-part from classic disco and house labels such as Sleeping Bag or Chicago’s TRAX, nor that their early EPs found homes across the Atlantic on the similarly-minded Dither Down in Brooklyn, and Atlanta’s Rotating Souls Records.

However, it’s the beating pulse of Northern England club life, married with the thriving independence of much of the region’s best venues and spaces that forces its way through on the duo’s debut LP Let The Rhythm In. Recorded at Leeds Ghost Town studio with Ross Halden, the eight tracks come steeped in the Yorkshire city’s less-trumpeted but enduring house heritage – with inspiration drawn from the all-day parties of the late 70s and early 80s, the disco that emerged from the fading Northern Soul movement of the early 80s and the resonant acid house era that boomed across both sides of the Pennines.

Previous 12”’s Galaxians and Personal Disco Component captured much of the lo-fi scuzziness that Galaxians have long-surrounded themselves with – as likely to pop up playing more punk-associated DIY spots like their hometown’s Wharf Chambers as they are in front of the heads at Beat-Herder or late-night with the likes of Horse Meat Disco and Auntie Flo. That raw playfulness in their sound still bubbles beneath the surface, but there’s a whole new fluidity to proceedings, a seamless flow between the rattle and strut of their analogue funk.

If Skinner and Woodward have deftly refined things however, then what’s altered the soundscape unequivocally is the addition of long-time friend and vocalist Emma Mason. Though not a constant, her presence is felt immediately on the opening track Street Level, a powerful, soulful vocal that commands the track in a way that resonates far beyond the relatively brief time she actually appears. On Subway Dancers, meanwhile, the heat and hustle of its bassy propulsion melts beneath the shimmer and sway of the melody.

https://soundcloud.com/galaxians/1-street-level-pre-master-mix

October tour dates:

19.10 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
20.10 BRISTOL Crofters Rights
21.10 AMSTERDAM Doka (ADE)
22.10 JEUMONT Jardin de l’espérance
24.10 COLOGNE Buhmann & Sohn
25.10 BRUSSELS Bonnefooi
26.10 LILLE Gare Saint Sauveur
28.10 LONDON Total Refreshment Centre

G_P
The artist formerly known as Game_Program, aka multi-instrumentalist and member of Hookworms, Cowtown, and Nope, Jon Nash.
Recent performances have shown a tasteful refining of ideas incorporating lo-fi, lo-slung house grooves, arpeggiated synth lines designed to hypnotise, and classic drum machine sounds. Altogether it’s a sound not dissimilar to artists such as Warp’s Clark and Argentinian DJ / producer Leonel Castillo, though it’s an arguably more soulful listening experience.

VIDE0
Back to basics pop duo VIDE0 comprises song writing partners Alex Brown and Emily Garner, previously of bands Bathymetry and Prowles. Operating in Salford, the pair’s direct, uptempo, fun pop music may come as a surprise given the more whimsical guitar-focused sound of their previous band. However, in reality it’s a logical progression to a more immediate, fully formed sound, expressed for the most part through sparkling synths and riff-heavy bass, accompanied by machine programmed beats and dual vocal melodies. Comparisons to New Order may appear lazy, but there’s a definite link here to the city’s lineage of bass-driven synth pop and post-punk.

GALAXIANS INCLUDED IN FIRST WAVE OF ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL, PULA, CROATIA

Galaxians have been included in the first wave of acts announced for Dimensions festival, which takes place in a Roman amphitheater in the centre of Pula in Croatia between the 24th and 28th of August 2016.

Dimensions 2016 – Initial Line-up release:Book tickets now: bit.ly/DF16fe4 – See you in the sun!

Posted by Dimensions Festival on Friday, February 5, 2016

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GALAXIANS // UK & EUROPEAN TOUR // MAY & JUNE 2015 // IN PICTURES

Pictures from our recent UK and European tour in May and June…

20.05.15 LEEDS Hifi Club (w. Golden Teacher // Bambooman)
21.05.15 LIVERPOOL Kazimier (w. Golden Teacher // Game_Program)
23.05.15 BRADFORD Playhouse (Threadfest)
25.05.15 MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
27.05.15 DUSSELDORF Salon Des Amateurs
28.05.15 LILLE Aeronef (w. Bodybeat)
29.05.15 PARIS Pop In
30.05.15 NANTES Le Lieu Unique
01.06.15 ZURICH Boschbar
02.06.15 GENEVA L’Ecurie
03.06.15 FRANKFURT Robert Johnson
04.06.15 LEIPZIG Ilses Erika
06.06.15 KOLN Klub Genau
07.06.15 LILLE Le Rouge

GALAXIANS EUROPEAN TOUR 2015

Stargaze Records Presents….

GALAXIANS

(Dither Down // Rotating Souls // Stargaze)

Fresh year, fresh songs, fresh adventures, fresh from the studio…..

Having started work on their next record Galaxians head out across Europe in May and June with new songs and new projections designed by London artist Sarah Culross.

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20.05 LEEDS Hifi Club (w. Golden Teacher)
https://www.facebook.com/events/844487255588077/
21.05 LIVERPOOL Kazimier (w. Golden Teacher)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1551086538496221&ref=70
23.05 BRADFORD Playhouse (Threadfest)
http://bradfordthreadfest.com/
25.05 MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=932450160133563&ref=70
27.05 DUSSELDORF Salon Des Amateurs
28.05 LILLE Aeronef (w. Bodybeat)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090187137661925&ref=70
29.05 PARIS Pop In
http://popin.fr/popinweb/?page_id=30
30.05 NANTES Le Lieu Unique
https://www.facebook.com/events/945490578817361/945513505481735/
01.06 ZURICH Boschbar
02.06 GENEVA L’Ecurie
03.06 FRANKFURT Robert Johnson
04.06 LEIPZIG Ilses Erika
06.06 COLOGNE Klub Genau
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092819197411582&ref=70
07.06 LILLE Le Rouge

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NME

“The house-influenced duo tear up every show they play, regardless of who they’re billed with. A room full of indie kids, a room full of disco lovers, a room full of punks – they all fall hard for the Galaxians party.”

“Fiercely danceable astral-gazing electro with the dials cranked”.

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THE SKINNY // Beacons festival review

“The duo’s mix of 16-bit synths and offbeat rhythms is an instant party trigger in the Noisey tent, with a partisan local crowd buoying them as they bounce their way through a journey of manipulated transmissions and veering hooks – each in turn spiking the mass in front into vigorous, hip-shaking action.”

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OUR FAVOURITE PLACES // Tramlines festival preview

“Channeling New York’s late ‘80s “freak disco” (Was Not Was, Liquid Liquid, Arthur Russell) and Detroit’s Acid House scenes, Galaxians produce a maximum output from minimal set-up.”

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PICCADILLY RECORDS // Manchester

“Leeds two piece Galaxians follow up their boogie bomb on Rotating Souls with ‘Personal Disco Component’, another EP of electronic funk brilliance on America’s Dither Down.”

“Rotating Souls return with this f-f-f-fresh four tracker from Leeds two piece Galaxians. Their heritage may be more Burley than Brooklyn, but you’d never have guessed from the killer tunes and peachy production on this bumpin Boogie 12″.”

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DITHER DOWN RECORDS // New York

“When Leeds duo Galaxians formed in 2012, their mission was clear, to bring back BEAT, and at a breakneck pace, including releases on Rotating Souls (ATLANTA) and Leeds’s own Stargaze, plus stages shared with the likes of Tom Tom Club, Golden Teacher, Zombie Zombie, Horse Meat Disco, Discodeine, and The Juan Maclean.

It’s their inherent love of NYC’s hard attack, that makes the bounce of Ducket$z through the slippery glide of Skydive all the more, visceral and exciting. Say hello to your new favorite Gang of Two, Galaxians.”

 

Chew Disco Presents…..GOLDEN TEACHER (Optimo) // GALAXIANS // GAME_PROGRAM // Liverpool Kazimier 21.05

Chew Disco presents GOLDEN TEACHER // GALAXIANS // GAME_PROGRAM

// DATE: Thursday 21st May 2015
// DOORS 8PM
// TICKETS: £10 / £8 advance/NUS
// http://www.seetickets.com/Event/golden-teacher-galaxians-game-program/the-kazimier/863325

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Optimo Music (Glasgow)

“When you find a band that absolutely destroys a room, it’s a revelation… Golden Teacher are one of those bands. Basically, go see Golden Teacher live. Trust me on this one.” – VICE MAGAZINE

“Trance-inducing, intoxicating stuff… Utterly hype-deserving, this hi-energy sixsome’s frenzied disco / world / techno beats, paired with ludicrously good, improvised stage workouts confirm Golden Teacher hands-down as Glasgow, nope, Scotland’s best live band of 2014.” – THE LIST

“…the extended, improv-heavy electronic excursions of Factory Floor, but filtered through the gaze of Afrobeat, heavy dub and mutant disco and techno… Infectiously dancefloor-influenced, and effortlessly experimental…
rooted as much in boundary-pushing art-rock and the artful formlessness of deep dub as it is in techno, house and disco.” – THE SKINNY

“What a fucking beautiful racket… The only comparison that can makes any sense really is Gang Gang Dance for their exotic rhythmic attack and Happy Mondays at their most badass epic warehouse-sized mess… It only takes a minute to fall in love – I’m totally addicted.” – THE QUIETUS

“A six-piece live band renowned for their energetic performances and love of improvisation, they feel like the product of post-disco, post-punk era New York rather than 21st century Glasgow. Their sound is intense and intoxicating, densely mixing up African rhythms, throbbing techno, soundsystem dub, post-punk attitude, wonky electronics and Arthur Russell style leftfield disco… It’s an astonishing performance – one of the most memorable and invigorating I’ve seen for some time.” – JUNO
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GALAXIANS
Dither Down (Brooklyn, NYC), Rotating Souls (Atlanta, GA), Stargaze (Leeds)

“The spirit of disco is alive and well in Yorkshire. A two-piece consisting of Matt Woodward (drums) and Jed Skinner (synths), the house-influenced duo tear up every show they play, regardless of who they’re billed with. A room full of indie kids, a room full of disco lovers, a room full of punks – they all fall hard for the Galaxians party.” -NME

“The duo have shared their brand of visceral funk on stages with Tom Tom Club, Zombie Zombie and Ultramagnetic MCs, and it’s the heavyweight synth chug of the Frenchmen which inspires the zero gravity boogie bounce of lead track “Ducket$z”. Combining a thick and brooding bassline of the Zombie Zombie ilk with warbling synths, live drums and fusion keys, the Yorkshire lads deliver a space walking killer for the Red Laser crowd to sink their teeth into.” – PICCADILLY RECORDS

“Channeling New York’s late ‘80s “freak disco” (Was Not Was, Liquid Liquid, Arthur Russell) and Detroit’s Acid House scenes, Galaxians produce a maximum output from minimal set-up. Get your white sneaks on and hit the dance floor.” – SHEFFIELD CULTURE GUIDE
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GAME_PROGRAM
New solo project from Jonathan Nash (Hookworms/Cowtown/Nope)

“Jon Nash is a busy fella. We all know him as a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from bands like Hookworms, Cowtown, and Nope. But he also does Game_Program, a one-man electronic soundtracker of imaginary 80s high school coming-of-age dramas. GP evokes sun-drenched Miami beaches, palm trees, and teen dreams. Think College, Giorgio Moroder, Mr Fingers, and more. What’s not to like??” – PETIT MACHINS/DROWNED IN SOUND

GALAXIANS TOUR MAY 2013

SO, 2013, HERE WE GO! GLX // GP PRODUCTION TEAM HIT THE ROAD!

We’re pretty excited to make our first major announcement of 2013. P1160647

In May and June we will be spreading our wings and flying a little further than we have before. This year we hope to venture across the English channel to European shores, a pretty exciting proposition for us.

On tour we will be accompanied on our UK shows by our pals Game_Program, a new dance act featuring Jon Nash (Hookworms / Nope / Cowtown / formerly of Runners) and Toby Gamlen (also formerly of Runners).

The tour will run from May 23rd to June 2nd, taking in 6 shows in the UK, 4 in Europe.

We are looking to play at club nights, dance parties, art spaces, regular gig venues etc. Wherever people want to dance we want to be there!

We would love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

As the next few months progress we will post regular updates on confirmed tour dates on our ‘shows’ page, and our Facebook and Bandcamp pages, along with news of all other Galaxians shows in the UK and abroad in 2013.

For further info, press, images etc, or to book Galaxians please email or call:

MARIE (Julie Tippex) – marie@julietippex.com

MATT (Galaxians) – mattrapide@hotmail.com // 00 44 (0)7944 649952

JON (Game_Program) – lofidian@hotmail.com

Information on technical specifications and specific PA requirements can be found on our ‘info // tech’ page.

We hope to hear from you and meet you in the not-too-distant future!

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