Gallon Drunk Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Gallon Drunk:
The Fall, The Gun Club, Grinderman, Mick Harvey, The Birthday Party, Rowland S. Howard, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Pussy Galore, Thee Hypnotics, James Johnston
James Johnston is one of those ever-busy types that keeps the music world running smoothly: as well as his own band Gallon Drunk, he has also played with The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey’s band, Faust… And now he rides out solo for the first time! The Starless Room lets Johnston go in his own direction, allowing his songs to be exactly what they need to be. Out on Clouds Hill.
Live recordings from London’s Town & Country Club in 1992. They played tracks from their debut album You, The night… and the Music as well as a couple of singles. A must for fans of the Nick Cave and the Badseeds, PJ Harvey, Grinderman worlds - gritty, looming and impassioned bluesy rock, equally soundtrack worthy as sweaty backroom rawkus.
Gallon Drunk come with the glowing endorsement of Nick Cave! That's probably because James Johnstone, the band's brooding frontman, helped found the Bad Seeds. Listening to 'The Rotten Mile', it's clear how the Aussie post-punkers have kept their morbid pose and unsettling vibe up all these years; Johnstone's music is greasy-haired punk rock for non-believers and fuzzed out melancholics.