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The Pure Gallus

Did Ye, Aye? (Les Frites Petites)

By • Oct 8th, 2019 • Category: Album review

Dark humour comes in the most unusual packages at times. Take this mysterious Glasgow act.

To a sprightly, 80s-themed  synthpop backing, our protagonist lurks outside an old folks’ home on Hallowe’en dressed as the Grim Reaper, with inevitable consequences (‘Poor Old Edna’ is soon “on her way to meet Princess Di”).

However, ‘Pigeons With Nae Feet’ is in fact a romantic tale of two lovers on the Glasgow-Edinburgh train, as The Pure Gallus weave plaintive tales of the ordinary and extra-odd.

There are a dozen tunes on this accomplished, wry and witty debut that, with its dreampop overtones, isn’t nearly as arch or musically weird as you might expect. Lyrically… well, that’s a different matter…

‘Did Ye, Aye?’ is out now. This article originally appeared in the Montrose review.

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