a riot of explosive drumming, stacked harmonies and fuzz guitar/organ interplay

THE GALILEO 7 One Lie At A TIme /The God Of Gaps ****

Hot on the heels of their warmly received 2 014 long-player, False Memory Lane, come this vinyl one-two from the Medway congregation, showcasing its newly reconfigured it section alongside the ever-dependable frontline of Allan Crockford and Viv Bonsels. Both sides find the multi-layered pop-psych that coloured much of said album temporarily ditched in favour a return to the crash-bang-wallop approach of Yore. The guitar figure that introduces 'One Lie At A Time' evokes the well-worn grooves of Revolver, before the band dives headlong into a riot of explosive drumming, stacked harmonies and fun guitar/ organ interplay that ends with the triumphantly spoken "I'm not doing that again". 'The God Of Gaps' is the leaner, more poppy of the two sides, boasting an infectious chorus that wouldn't shame Black Sea-era XTC.

Andy Morten

Andy Morten