Andy J Gallagher Boy Racer

Andy J. Gallagher

Boy Racer / I Don't Wanna Be Like You

JAC64 Records

Rating: 4/5




Following in the wake of the first single, Sheena’s Big Night Out, from the eagerly anticipated album, Ego, Andy J. Gallagher  has now released another double a-side single featuring the tracks Boy Racer and I Don’t Wanna Be Like You, the single has been released on JAC64 Records today, the 20th March 2017. Ego will be Andy J. Gallagher‘s sophomore album, it follows on from 2009’s Helicopter, Dolphin, Submarine, an album that is now available as a free download via Andy J. Gallagher‘s website.

Boy Racer occupies the a-side, it’s a track that channels the spirit of The Libertines with a spirited chunk of power pop fuelled indie rock, and it marks a damn fine start to the single, however for me the star of the show is the flip side. I Don’t Wanna Be Like You is a darker composition, that whilst still carrying Andy J. Gallagher‘s pop sensibility, has an element of menace and discord that possesses more of a punk rock spirit than the a-side, or the previous single.

Once more Andy J. Gallagher has teamed up with former member of The Damned and The Phantom Chords, and more recently solo artist, Roman Jugg, and their partnership is one that seems to almost effortlessly produce a heady mix of punk and power pop that maintains a sparkling pop sensibility. For me Boy Racer, and especially it’s flip side I Don’t Wanna Be Like You, is a step forward from the first impressive single, Sheena’s Big Night Out, from his forthcoming album, and it’s a one that makes Ego an even more eagerly anticipated release.

Helicopter, Dolphin, Submarine can be downloaded for free here

Boy Racer is available on limited edition CD here

Andy J. Gallagher Makes Debut LP Available As A Free Download

andy-j-gallagher-sheenaAndy J. Gallagher‘s forthcoming single, Sheena’s Big Night Out, and it’s double a side Because We Are, is the first taste of what’s to come from his eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Ego. He has resumed his collaboration with former guitarist of The Damned and The Phantom Chords, Roman Jugg, who plays guitar on a few tracks, as well as producing and mixing the album. To celebrate the release of the new album and single Andy J. Gallagher has made his debut full length, Helicopter Dolphin Submarine, available as a free download.

The limited edition CD of Sheena’s Big Night Out can be ordered here

Helicopter Dolphin Submarine can be downloaded for free here

Andy J. Gallagher Releases New Single ‘Sheena’s Big Night Out’

andy-j-gallagher-sheenaSheena’s Big Night Out and it’s double a side, Because We Are, are the first shots across the bows from Andy J. Gallagher‘s blistering new album, Ego. Produced by legendary guitarist of The Damned and The Phantom Chords, Roman Jugg, Ego feels the influences from David Bowie, Buzzcocks, Lou Reed and Edwyn Collins. The first single bears the torch of that long standing legacy of biting social commentary played out through wry, arch lyrics and infectious melodies, Sheena’s Big Night Out is like the grainy black and white snapshot the adorns the single, gritty, witty, and very real.

The limited edition CD of Sheena’s Big Night Out can be ordered here