Tuesday 25 July 2017

One of the best live bands Ireland has produced in the past 10 years, Le Galaxie have taken their time to get around to releasing album number two. And the quartet don't disappoint with a batch of bracing, dancefloor-heavy tunes that suggest Michael Pope and friends have the goods to make a significant impact outside these shores. The title track and

Le Galaxie - Le Club
Le Galaxie - Le Club
Le Galaxie

One of the best live bands Ireland has produced in the past 10 years, Le Galaxie have taken their time to get around to releasing album number two. And the quartet don't disappoint with a batch of bracing, dancefloor-heavy tunes that suggest Michael Pope and friends have the goods to make a significant impact outside these shores. The title track and Humanise are especially engaging while the synth-led opener Put the Chain On sounds like a love letter to the 1980s. If the vocals are decidedly flat here and there, the robust music compensates, and when they manage to get both right, such as on the rebooted version of old favourite Love System (with Elaine Mai on vocals), they're truly formidable.

Key track: 'Love system'

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