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Gallops Promo Photo 2012.jpg
Gallops in 2012
Background information
Origin Wrexham, Wales
Genres Experimental rock, Electronica, Noise rock, Math rock
Years active 2007 (2007)– 2013 (2013)
Labels Blood and Biscuits
Associated acts Three Trapped Tigers, Teej, LA2019
Members Mark Huckridge
Paul Maurice
Dave Morait
Bradley Whyte

Gallops was an experimental rock band from Wrexham, Wales. They formed in late 2007. Their first demo was home recorded and titled "Crutches"; this gained the attention of BBC Introducing in the UK within a couple of months of the band forming. In 2009 an early recorded version of their track "Lasers" appeared on Huw Stephens Music Sounds Better with Huw Vol. 1 compilation released via Wichita Recordings.[1]

They headlined the BBC Introducing[2] stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2010 and their track "Miami Spider" was used in an O2 (United Kingdom) television commercial in Germany.

In 2011 Gallops toured extensively and performed well-received showcases at South by Southwest[3] in Austin and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. As well as supporting Deerhunter, Battles, Maps and Atlases and 65 Days of Static at shows in Europe. In April 2012 they performed at Kaikoo Popwave festival in Tokyo alongside OOIOO, Envy and Melt-Banana before heading out on a headline tour of China in July.

The band has released a self-titled EP and a 7" double A-side single.

Their debut album Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore was released on 10 December 2012 on Blood and Biscuits records.[4]

Band Members[edit]

  • Mark Huckridge - guitar, keyboards (since 2007)
  • Paul Maurice - keyboards, electronics (since 2007)
  • Dave Morait - drums (since 2007)
  • Bradley Whyte - guitar (since 2007)


Studio albums
  • Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore (2012)
  • S/T (2010)[5]
  • Joust/Eukodol (2011)[6]


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