EP Review: Michael Gallagher - 'Michael Gallagher'

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Michael Gallagher has returned with his biggest release yet, collating the best of his work into a self-titled EP.

Gallagher’s star continues to grow in the North East scene, with his last single ‘Pull Me Aside’ garnering a mass amount of praise, and with good reason as it’s certainly one of the best songs to come out of the region so far this year.

His notoriety is also beginning to stretch the Northern borders, having recently played in London with Hartlepool comrades Para Alta, with an EP launch party in his native hometown and a slot at Stockton Calling still to come.

Three songs of this four-track EP are ones we’ve heard previously, but hearing the likes of ‘All Night’, ‘Real Love’ and the previously mentioned ‘Pull Me Aside’ back-to-back really brings Gallagher’s talents to the forefront.

‘Sometimes’ is a taste of what lies in the future for Gallagher in terms of sound, ‘Sometimes’ is a slow burner in the best kind of way. A single guitar riff leads this track, before a storming drum-led end which brings heavy comparisons to early Catfish and the Bottlemen.

For a first EP, Michael Gallagher’s is one that should be celebrated and should also build excitement for what we can expect to be a bright future for the young artist.

Michael Gallagher’s self-titled EP is available now on all major streaming platforms.

Words by Danial Kennedy