- New album to be released early September!
We've just about finished working on our second album.... It will be called 'Staring at the Sound' and will be released on State Records in early September. Recorded the old fashioned way on 8 track tape without a computer in sight, we've stripped the sound back to let the songs breathe. No digital jiggery-pokery (or cheating, as we prefer to call it), just us playing and singing our little old hearts out. And to suit the recording methods, the album will be released on pristine, high quality, virgin vinyl. A release for music lovers, not consumers... The cover alone is worth the price, specially if you're into visuals, if you get my drift...
Yes, we will be doing the album on CD and download, but frankly if you haven't got a turntable or it's in the attic, it's time to sort it out and get with the future. Vinyl is where it's at!
And we're now looking for gigs so give us a shout here if you have a groovy or interesting venue..
Have a sneaky listen to some (nasty digital) clips of a few rough mixes from the album here:
While you feast your eyes on this:
- Work on the next album continues.
We're back at Sandgate Sound this weekend (snow permitting) to record another half a dozen contenders for the next album. So far we've already got nine songs ready to mix on the mighty 8-track tape machine. From that total of fifteen we'll probably choose 12 to appear on pristine 12" vinyl later in the year.
If you're very lucky we might find a rough mix or two to tempt you with sometime soon...
- Another stash of old CDs unearthed...
We've found another couple of boxes of unopened CDs by the Prime Movers from the 90s... This may be the last batch ever, so complete your collection now in the Store...
Also unearthed - boxes of vinyl 45s by the Solarflares. As soon as we get some suitable packaging those will be put on sale as well.
- New track available now!
We've got a brand new track on the new Medway Eyes compilation 'ME3'. All proceeds go to OXFAM and there are 47(!) tracks by various Medway artists. Our track is called 'Ella'. We've been doing this one at gigs for a while and this was our first attempt at recording it. The song will probably be on the next album, but it won't be this version.
Our next gig will be on Saturday October 22nd at the Edge of the Wedge, Southsea. Support from the Flavours.
We've also got one of our occasional jaunts to Euroland coming up in November - if the European banks haven't collapsed and taken society down with them...
Assuming the can is still being kicked down the road by then, we'll be playing at Le Zone de Confusion (Lille, France) on Friday 18th November and Le Tipi (Liege, Belgium) on Saturday 19th.
- New track on compilation, gigs coming up and gig wanted
We've got a brand new unreleased track called 'Ella' on the forthcoming ME3 compilation released by Medway Eyes. All proceeds to Oxfam, available for download on October 7th.
'Ella' is a new song we've been doing live for a while and will appear on the next album - but it won't be this version...
Next gig is at The Edge of the Wedge in Southsea on October 22nd...
Then we're back in Belgium on Saturday November 19th at Le Tipi. And we need a gig in Belgium, Holland or North East France for Friday November 18th! If you can help write to us at email@example.com .
- New album on the way...on vinyl!
We've started recording our next album, and after getting a lot of requests for a vinyl release of our first album, we've decided to do this one properly.... We're recording on 8 track analogue tape, the first release will be on vinyl, and none of the songs will get near any digital processors until the cd version (and downloads) are released. It will be out sometime around Spring 2012 and will appear on State Records - home of our good friends The Higher State and Groovy Uncle.
- Gigs in the diary
We've got a couple of UK gigs coming up. Have a look at the shows page...
And we start work on some new recording in the next few weeks. Don't know who's releasing it, whether it will be a single, EP, album, download or what... but there's some cracking new songs ready to go. We'll work out the finer details as we go!
- Dodgy live videos, Acid Jazz compilation and airplay.....
'Orangery Lane' appears on the new Acid Jazz 'Hipsters 2' compilation, along with Modus, The Birds, The Method, Broken Vinyl Club and many others. It's released on June 13th and is available on vinyl as well as CD and download.
Pre-order from Amazon here
Just added a couple of new live tracks to our video collection, recorded at gigs in France and Italy. Hold on to your ears, cover your eyes and press play...
- More rarities from the vaults now available
Just dug up a couple of boxes of 2 of the Prime Movers albums from the early 90's. We thought these were long sold-out so it's a bit of a surprise to get these back in stock. Grab 'em in the store before they really do disappear forever...
- Grab some rare gems in the store!
De-cluttering and tidying up is good for the soul, apparently. So with that in mind, a clear out of the cellar and shed has turned up a few boxes of unsold CDs and (possibly) even vinyl by previous bands. CDs by The Solarflares and Phaze are now available in the Galileo 7 online store. If enough of the vinyl has survived the ravages of time and dust, that will go on sale next week...
- Album now available on iTunes
Our album 'Are we having fun yet?' is now available on iTunes (US and UK). Get the whole thing for £7.99 (14 tracks) or 79p per track if you're fussy...
It will also available on a number of other digital download sites very soon.
- Italian gigs in May!
We've got 3 gigs in Italy in May - see the gig list for details.
- Gigs - local and European
We've got a home gig coming up - Saturday March 12th at the Nag's Head in Rochester, free admission. The home crowd is always the hardest to please. Better be on top form..
We've got some dates being lined up in Italy for the last weekend in May. We should be playing in Verona, Brescia and Trento.
In September we're hoping to be playing in the south of France - more details to come...
In early December we should be hitting Spain for a few gigs.. watch this space..
- Airplay on Little Steven's Underground Garage
'Mine! Mine! Mine!' was 'The Coolest Song in the World This Week' on Little Steven's Underground Garage show on Jan16th. We would have trumpeted this minor coup a bit earlier, but they forgot to tell us... Still, he played it again on Jan 23rd and 30th. Listen to one of the plays here:
- US airplay
Mike Murray has played tracks from the album for the last 3 weeks on his 'Whole Lotta Shakin' rocknroll show on WRUR 88.5. And in a bizarre and disturbing coincidence, the station is based in Rochester. Although it's Rochester NY and not Kent, which is where we are. Spooky eh? No? No it's not really is it. Anyway, so far he has played 'Run baby run', 'Orangery Lane' and 'Some big boys did it (and then ran away)'. Thanks Mike.
- We've got a track on new Acid Jazz 'Hipsters' compilation
Our old muckers at Acid Jazz have asked us to bung them a track for their next 'Hipsters' compilation ('A Collection Of Contemporary Mod And Garage Bands'), due out in a couple of months or so. The name of the track is a closely guarded secret, but I can reveal that it will have the word 'Orangery' in the title. And 'Lane'.
- BBC Radio 2 airplay
The reasonably legendary 'Whisperin' Bob Harris (or that's what he used to be called anyway) played 'Orangery Lane' from the Galileo 7 debut album 'Are we having fun?' on his late night/early morning show 'Bob Harris Saturday' on Saturday 15th Jan. The description of the show is 'Bob raids his personal record collection and plays overlooked and forgotten gems - including rockabilly, early rock and roll, 60s psychedelia and 70s album tracks.' Not sure where we come into that, but who cares.... It's still sort of exciting getting 'real' airplay.. Here's our bit of the show...