Kickstarting an exciting new chapter today, Newcastle twin brothers GALLERY CIRCUS unshackle their darkly seductive music video SUGAR (contains some nudity). Blues-ridden, electrifying, and infectious, the track is taken from forthcoming EP CHI-TOWN DOGS which is out now on Killing Moon.
“We wrote ‘Sugar’ when touring across the UK last year. Although it may not be too obvious from the lyrics, the song reveals some of the darker moments of being on the road. Band members being in such close proximity for extended periods of time can create strain on relationships. Although Graeme and I fight quite often (almost daily, sometimes with fists) – grudges are never held – it must be a twin thing. The track documents some of the bizarre rock ‘n’ roll scandals we encountered.
We have great fun trying to be daring with all our videos for the EP. I’ll always remember the look on the security guards face when he walked in on us filming during his rounds. A blood soaked, naked female vampire tearing away at her victim isn’t a usual sight in a Newcastle warehouse.”
– Dan Ross, vocals, guitars & keys
SUGAR follows previous single The Flood, which has seen support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.
Comprising of identical twin brothers Daniel & Graeme Ross, GALLERY CIRCUS boast an undeniable musical chemistry on stage. With the quirks and songwriting finesse of The Dresden Dolls, combined with the raw, bluesy power of Royal Blood, they capture the mood of this generation and augment it on stage. Over the past year the duo have quickly built up a reputation as being one of the UK’s most formidable new live bands and have supported acts such as Hanni El Khatib, King Charles, Little Comets, Kill it Kidand Arcane Roots.
Adapting their name from the infamous Gallery Cabaret in Logan Square, Chicago, GALLERY CIRCUSbegan in this open mic party spot after the brothers decided to move to the USA and befriend the DIY punk scene. Here they played shows across makeshift venues in the city including punk gang clubhouses, skate parks and rooftop parties.
Produced by Dan Austin (Pixies, Doves, Mallory Knox), CHI-TOWN DOGS pays homage to the brothers time in the USA.
“We named our EP after the famous Chicago style hot dog. Tasty! We wanted our first official record to reference how and where we started. Having played together in bands all our lives, we had never actually performed as just the two of us until we moved to the iconic US city a few years back.
The record was recorded in an old vicarage near Manchester, working day and night for a week and Dan did a great job of capturing the raw and abrasive energy of our shows. We’re a live band at heart and have the most fun rocking out on a stage. It was our first time in the studio where everything gelled effortlessly and the spontaneity of our playing was truly captured”.
– Graeme Ross, drums
Armed with a monstrous new record, GALLERY CIRCUS are raring to go and set to spread their explosive sound across the UK and beyond.