Galaxie 500 – Today

Something of an anomaly in the ‘alt’ scene in their day, Galaxie 500 now seem to be one of those hip bands that every up and coming combo will quote as an influence. Following their musical ancestry back a generation it is easy to draw comparisons with pioneers of the so-called ‘slowcore’ sound, The Velvet Underground.
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Cash Rock versus Forward Thinking Motherfuckers…

With specific reference to guitar-based music, the whole scene is getting like the bloody Antiques Roadshow. No wonder old bands are re-forming. They can cash in on a lucrative live scene. And no wonder that, alongside these genuine, fine and trusty old antiques, a new set of reproductions are being wheeled out to satisfy the market. That’s why the Bunnymen supported Coldplay not that long ago.

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