+ DAITHI O’DRONAI & WE ARE LOSERS
Dress to distress!!!
Don’t miss the Whelan’s Halloween Ball on October 29th. We’ve got a great line up for you with Dublin Electro giants and pure entertainers LE GALAXIE, plus the magnificent DAITHI O’DRONAI and the poptastic WE ARE LOSERS.
Musical maximalism. Collapsing synth supernovas. Thunderous drum starfields.
Europe’s Le Galaxie have built up their reputation for their joyous, ceiling-melting live shows since they formed in 2008. Hit singles ‘We Bleed The Blood Of Androids’ and ‘You Feel The Fire’ – the latter’s video winning Best Dance Video at the 2009 IMTV awards and support slots with the likes of The Presets, Cut Copy, The Whip, Boys Noize, Au Revoir Simone, Brakes, I’m From Barcelona, Hadouken & New Young Pony Club paved the blazing neon trail to the debut album Laserdisc Nights 2, released in June 2011 with a sold-out show at Dublin’s Workman’s Club.
Meshing pounding techno rhythms, shimmering cyber-synths and cascading dream-streams of sonic guitar-wizardry, Le Galaxie have stamped their ‘grid vs. guitars’ ethos on Ireland, UK, France, Sweden and Germany. The first single from Laserdisc Nights 2 was the 3-way battle between Underworld, Vangelis and the Chemical Brothers that is Midnight Midnight, the show closer for Le Galaxie’s now legendary sets at this years Castlepalooza, Hard Working Class Heroes and Electric Picnic festivals. The video from the latter speaks for itself…
As to the reviews for Laserdisc Nights 2 and Le Galaxie live.
‘The most danceable thing we’ve come across from an Irish band since Jape hit his heights…’ AU MAGAZINE
‘Merging all the delirious wonderment of Daft Punk with Kraftwerk, Le Galaxie are that and so much more…’ HARMLESS NOISE
‘With theatrical vocal quips and their brand-new debut album Laserdisc Nights 2 clutched in glittering gloves of synthesizers and guitars, pegged on rhythms that stomp like stilettos on glass…’LE COOL
‘The high-tide mark in Irish electronica thus far, in 2011…’ ALTERNATIVE IRISH REVIEW
‘…an album that glitters with eleven slabs of solid gold dancefloor fillers…’ THE SUN
‘…they launch into the kind of showing to leave you open mouthed in astonishment. Surely, Le Galaxie’s cover as Ireland’s best kept musical secret is about to be blown wide open…’ STATE.IE
‘By far the best band I saw all weekend were Le Galaxie. Holy Jesus!…It slowly turned into a properly banging festival set…The tunes were big, all-encompassing live electro with guitars that pumped some vitality into proceedings…Brilliant.’ NIALLER9 BLOG, CASTLEPALOOZA REVIEW
‘The entire set was a mind-blowing, sample-tastic,synth-shimmering, teasingly-torrential guitar fuelled frenzy, which the crowd adored them for….’ HEINEKENMUSIC.IE
‘Le Galaxie is God!’ WWW.MUSIKENLIGTJERRY.SE
‘The combined energy of any of the bands on Castlepalooza’s first day was nothing compared with the buzz from the crowd in the HMV tent for those 40 minutes…’ CLUAS.COM <http://cluas.com/> , CASTLEPALOOZA REVIEW
‘…for an instrumental synth band triggering sound bites about machines taking over they certainly can rock out. Guitars and synths that cascade and hey, surely techno geeknerds don’t rock out like this do they?…bubbling and synthing and jumping about and crowd participation amd alive like the heart of your nearest star. …we’ll be back for more…’ ORGANART.COM
‘Plenty to twitch and stomp your feet to here…out of this world…’ THE SUN
‘[Laserdisc Nights 2 is] an 11-song journey through neon dreams, big beats and 1980s Miami beach parties.’ HOTPRESS MAGAZINE
‘Half-band/half-machine…a storming Synth Eastwood performance in which the Dublin fourpiece strummed, snared and sequenced their way into our cold robot hearts…’ NIGHTFLIGHT
‘[We Bleed The Blood Of Androids] from loudly heralded Dublin space rockers Le Galaxie sounds like Mercury Rev fronted by Hal, the bonkers super-computer from 2001: A space odyssey. As eerie synths creak and guitars swoon and sigh, a (possible insane) robot chirrups menacingly in the foreground- all to goosebump-inducing effect. Please buy this and make them famous…”SINGLE OF THE WEEK, METRO
‘Midnight Midnight is by some distance the best electronica I’ve heard from this country in years.’ MP3HUGGER.COM
‘…on the night [IMTV Awards] I saw one of the best live sets in recent years by Le Galaxie…’ ALISON CURTIS, TODAY FM