Survivors of the San Francisco mini 2012 earthquake, identical twin brothers, Daniel and Graeme Ross, have returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to release their new single, Supercell. Having spent the past couple of years chasing dollar, storms, and musical inspiration across America, the Geordies have returned to the UK with their white hot screeching beats in tow.
Described as a raw and untamed musical duo by Tom Robinson of BBC Introducing, Supercell oozes with the same power and intensity that crowds found so entertaining in their state-side shows. Supercell was also recently played on Jen & Ally’s BBC Introducing Radio 1 show, resulting in an abundance of incredible online feedback.
“Even though we’ve soaked up a lot of American whiskey, Supercell stays true to our British sensibilities,” says Daniel. “It’s a call on our generation to unify and stand against those who are destroying our kingdom.”
Steadily performing since the age of five, Gallery Circus evolved when the brothers temporarily relocated to Chicago’s hipster haven Wicker Park in 2010, to write new music, and thrash together something extraordinary.
The twins became known for throwing DIY gigs around the city and quickly built up a buzz. Helping to spark an anti-garage/ street pop scene with several like-minded bands, Daniel and Graeme took to playing upon rooftops, illegal make-shift venues, and public landmarks.
Despite having no instruments of their own, the pair managed to scrape together equipment from charitable musicians and acquired quite a following in the iconic city.
“Gallery Circus is designed to be a live thing,” says Graeme. “We’re all about spontaneity and raw passion. Live and on record, our songs capture what can only be achieved by two people; even if that means playing guitar and piano simultaneously. ”
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