London, UK-based Gallon Drunk is James Johnston (vocals, guitar, organ, piano, harmonica); Terry Edwards (saxophone, organ); Leo Kurunis (bass); and Ian White (drums). Formed in 1988, John Peel admired them, stating: "They don't sound like anyone else.
" Nick Cave said: "Gallon Drunk? Cool as fuck."The new Gallon Drunk album, THE ROAD GETS DARKER FROM HERE, will be released 7 May 2012 (UK) and 10 August 2012 (EU) on the Clouds Hill Records label. A new 7" single (vinyl), YOU MADE ME, will be released 16 April 2012 (UK only), including a new video.
A UK tour is scheduled for April 2012 with EU dates to be announced. Gallon Drunk also continues to tour with Lydia Lunch in their collaborative project, Big Sexy Noise.Their extensive discography (see below) began with their 1988 self-released 7-inch single, "Snakepit/Please Give Me Something", through to their most recent album, 2007's The Rotten Mile.
Their 1993 album From the Heart of Town was nominated for a Mercury Prize.James Johnston was also a guitarist with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (2003—2008), joining them for their Lollapalooza tour in 1994.
James Johnston, Michael Delanian and Joe Byfield formed the original line-up. DISCOGRAPHY:ALBUMSTonite...The Singles Bar (Clawfist) 1991You, The Night ... And The Music (Clawfist) 1992From The Heart Of Town (Clawfist, City Slang) 1993In The Long Still Night (City Slang) 1996Black Milk (CD, Album) (self-distributed) 1999Fire Music (Sweet Nothing Records) 2002The Rotten Mile (CD, Album) (Fred Ltd) 2007NEW ALBUM: The Road Gets Darker From Here, 7 May (UK); 10 August (EU); elsewhere TBA.
(Clouds Hill Records) 2012SINGLES and EPs Snakepit (7") Gallon Drunk, 1988Ruby (7", Single), Clawfist 1990 The Last Gasp (Salty) / Miserlou, Butcher's Hook 1991 Some Fool's Mess, Clawfist 1991 The Last Gasp (Salty) / The Whirlpool (7"), Clawfist 1991 Draggin' Along / Miserlou (7"), Clawfist 1991 Gallon Drunk / Breed (2), Clawfist - The Peel Sessions, Strange Fruit 1992 Bedlam, Clawfist 1992 You Should Be Ashamed (CD, Single), Clawfist 1993 Tindersticks / Gallon Drunk - We Have All The Time In The World (7", Ltd), Clawfist 1993 Live at Madison Square Garden, NYC (12"), Clawfist 1993 You Should Be Ashamed (12"), Clawfist, City Slang 1993 The Traitor's Gate EP (CD, EP), Gallon Drunk Records 1995 Two Clear Eyes, City Slang 1996 To Love Somebody, City Slang 1996 Grand Union Canal (7"), Fred Ltd 2007 Bad Servant / Down At The Harbour (7", Single), Fred Ltd 2008 You Made Me (7"), 16 April, Clouds Hill Records 2012
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