Chi-Town Dogs is a tribute to how and where Gallery Circus began. After taking the plunge and moving to America, the Newcastle duo threw themselves straight into the DIY punk scene and began to play shows together for the first time. Not only does Chi-Town Dogs capture the energy they bring to the stage as a band, but it also chronicles the start of something great for Daniel and Graeme Ross.
Confidence and attitude are thrust in your face with Gallery Circus’s opening track ‘Holland On Fire’. It’s the first single they’ve released since 2011 and it’ll get your feet tapping. Punchy riffs and powerhouse vocals are the first sign that Gallery Circus have returned bigger and louder.
Named after the famous Chicago style hot dog, second track ‘Chi-Town Dogs’ sounds as good as it tastes. It stands out as a prime example of the undeniable chemistry the Ross brothers have together, both on record and stage. The snarling distorted guitar riffs and explosive vocals gel together perfectly creating an incredible feeling of pride and vigour.
The main groove/rock riff in ‘Sugar’ is incredibly catchy and points towards their blues rock influences. Pounding drum riffs and abrasive riffs complement the chorus vocals. Final track, ‘The Flood’ showcases Daniel Ross’s diverse vocal range. It’s probably the strongest track on the EP, memorably oozing with their joint passion and enthusiasm.
Gallery Circus sound like they’re having a great time creating music together. After listening to Chi-Town Dogs it’s clear that the Ross brothers click; their ‘twin rock’ sound is spontaneous and invigorating. With their current reputation as one of the UK’s most formidable live bands, we can’t wait to hear some of these tracks live. Chi-Town Dogs is out on the 4th August via Killing Moon, make sure to check it out!