Gallows are back in town and over two years after exploding onto the UK punk rock scene, they’re still dividing opinion left, right and centre.
It was autumn 2006 when the mainstream press began to take notice of the Watford hardcore rock ‘n’ rollers. Some incendiary shows in London made every writer and photographer in the capital wondering where his or her pen went or why their camera lens is smashed on the floor.
Very little has changed. Frontman Frank Carter is still itching for a fight and he’ll punch you now just as he did back then. The band is still as electric as ever and it’s unclear as to whether they’ve ever played a bad show. We’ve not seen one.
For every action, however, there is a reaction and as the quintet antagonises the whole world, some of them shout back. Detractors have ridiculed their £1 million record deal with Warner Bros and their endorsements with Relentless Energy Drink but the band are defiant.
They’re in it for the music. They won’t compromise, but if someone’s going to give them a shitload of money to do it, they’re not going to say no.
Thrash Hits TV will be bringing you the first in a three-part video interview with the band later this week where we discuss the new album, Grey Britain, their tour with Every Time I Die and Frank’s catwalk shenanigans during London Fashion Week.
Until then, you can satisfy yourself by telling us what you think about Gallows.