"..manage to both exhibit their influences... and innovate on ...those influences..."
False Memory Lane is the work of a band enjoying the freedom & time that not being a household name confers on them. They deserve as much success as the next guy sure but they're not losing sleep over the fact that it's not yet caught up with them. [Read More...]
"The new line-up is now really hitting its stride.."
The new line-up is now really hitting its stride and switching Mole from bass to drums was a stroke of genius as he is worth the entrance price alone with his flamboyant drumming style, which draws murmurs of appreciation from people around me. [Read More...]
highly polished yet full-throttle
If you're going to do moddy-psychy-freakbeatin-fruggin'-oh-nice-bellbottoms pop in 2015, it outghta sound like this [Read More...]
Hooky guitar lines...superb organ playing...equally inventive vocal melodies and harmonies.
It's easy to see why Allan Crockford's previous band The Prisoners were such an influence on The Charlatans and The Stone Roses. Fans of those bands frustrated at the lack of new material should do themselves a favour and get behind a band that actually release records. [Read More...]
Timeless freakbeat psych-pop
The song has an urgent feel in its hyperactive engine room with peerless mono production that gives the bottom end extra punch. [Read More...]
a riot of explosive drumming, stacked harmonies and fuzz guitar/organ interplay
...wouldn't shame 'Black Sea' era XTC... [Read More...]
"..a storming head-on rush..."
It really captures the live energy of the new look band in the grooves of the vinyl and is sure to become a favourite at future gigs. [Read More...]
"a Who-inflected rush of mod energy and a hint of Robyn Hitchcock at his Soft Boys-peak"
"brimming with an infectious vocal over a strident 80s power-pop sheen coupled with an infectious melody that won’t leave your head for hours afterwards." [Read More...]
"..a near perfect Psych-Pop classic.."
There's an undoubtedly English sensibility about Galileo 7, from Syd Barrett and the Beatles "Revolver", "The Who Sell Out" to Blur's "Modern Life Is Rubbish" and I keep getting drawn back to Julian Cope's first two solo albums "World Shut Your Mouth" and "Fried". [Read More...]
'Highly entertaining and great fun'
"On the band's third album 'Down Memory Lane' eleven groovy, catchy, vaguely retro, organ-infused pop-tastic songs hove into view, opening with the inspiring and upbeat 'Don't Follow Me,' to which I say, `Tune!" [Read More...]
'..there is not a duff track on this album and definitely a must...
The songs display all the finest qualities of that area of popular music where the likes of Ray Davies reside. Classically English and (dare I say it?) working class. [Read More...]
Although harkening back to the 60s, they are not stuck in a time warp
Each song is different, but they all complement each other. There are fuzzed guitars, organ-driven songs, and phased vocal harmonies enough to please lovers of 60s Brit psych. Though harkening back to the 60s, they are not stuck in a time warp, many of the songs have an aura of contemporary psych-pop bands like The Luck of Eden Hall et al. [Read More...]
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Galileo 7’s latest album ‘False Memory Lane’ is a rewarding listen. Its 1960s rooted psychedelic pop rock jangle is both evocative and refreshing. [Read More...]
"False Memory Lane" easily qualifies for the top five of this years neo-sixties albums
All things considered, "False Memory Lane" easily qualifies for the top five of this years neo-sixties albums [Read More...]
... an intriguing listen. Resistance is futile.
The reflective, haunting title track False Memory lane is underpinned with Mellotron akin to the Moody Blues' Days Of Future Passed and elsewhere the songs are tuneful and energetic, switching from dreamy Syd Barrett vocals and whimsical organ to the rapid fire of 'phasers set to stun' on Tide's Rising. [Read More...]
sharp, edgy but exuberant pop tunes with a blissful 1960's resonance
Allan Crockford as a songwriter can at times speak with a touch of light cynicism, but the 60's pop sounds of the Galileo 7 nevertheless seem to shine brightly and buoyantly. [Read More...]
"one of the summer's best under-the-radar releases"
With a catchy set of tunes, (driven by the sort of melodies Noel Gallagher would love to have written), plenty of bah-bah-bahs in the backing vocals, acoustic textures and vintage Mellotron upping the soft-psych quota, it's one of the summer's best under-the-radar releases. [Read More...]
"..Sublime..."
If Galileo 7 were a band of kids many would talk about them, maybe indicated as the "next big thing". [Read More...]
8.5 / 10
"....Galileo 7 will not be able to avoid worship..." [Read More...]
It's pure, authentic psychedelic pop
if you like really good, dynamic songs, incisive organ lines, bouncing
Mellotron, fat, dripping bass, rip snorting guitars, wasp-in-a-tin guitars, expressive drums and tight harmonies in widescreen stereo you should probably grab a copy of this. It's a proper record.
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"A terrific album by anyone’s standards."
"....on this evidence I want to hear much more. A terrific album by anyone’s standards." [Read More...]
"... a very invigorating potion..."
Somehow'' False Memory Lane'' tends towards a certain timelessness popistique, outside lights hypes and other flaws. Cosmic energy and that is a very invigorating potion to keep your head in the stars. [Read More...]
a remarkably vibrant collection of tunes
The songs are short, sweet and full of granny glassed psychedelic touches. ‘You’re Not Dreaming’ is a perfect example of their oeuvre, one part Dukes of Stratosphear, one part Strawberry Alarm Clock and full of Barrett-esque melody. [Read More...]
'.....the real deal and the Galileo 7 has an honesty and directness that can't be fudged.'
Crockford's songs, and the conviction of his performances are the key elements here though - these aren't the tentative doodlings of a sideman, but the confident outpourings of a born frontman who has had the grace and humility to allow others their time in the limelight before claiming his own moment or two. Top band too, with the Higher State's Mole on bass and great vintage organwork from Viv Bonsel providing able support. [Read More...]
a kaleidoscopic journey...
'...The Galileo 7 are painting from a broader palette..' [Read More...]