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Gallops: quite hot

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I first played Gallops on the radio in 2007. They sounded unlike anyone else making music in Wales at the time. Perhaps, in those early days, they were a little in thrall/overtly inspired by Battles, but I always found them a more interesting, less indulgent proposition. And they've evolved into entirely their own beast... my, how wonderfully they have grown.

I don't fancy them - don't get the wrong idea. They are quite hot, though.

One of the real, quiet(ish) joys of having played this role for 20 years or so, is witnessing and supporting a great band from their initial demos, right through to that moment when they release their debut album.

I'm so happy and excited that Gallops' debut LP is released today - I'm happy for them, but mostly I'm happy because it's a great album. There is scope, focus, ambition, adventure, brilliance, melody, power and intelligence throughout the album. It's called Yours Sincerely, Dr Hardcore and is released on the fine Blood and Biscuits record label.

To celebrate this momentous occurrence, the band visit us this week in the studio for an interview and have compiled a remarkable half-hour mix of some of the music that has shaped and inspired them. It's a fascinating insight into their musical curiosity, and if a handful more people buy their first Throbbing Gristle record because the mix inspires them to do so, all concerned are guaranteed a place in music heaven.

Elsewhere on the show we have an exclusive preview of Soft-Hearted Scientists' new album False Lights. Free bom boms for all in there. Don't sue us if it proves to be an unshakeable earworm.

Lara Catrin translates her former Bangor classmate Casi Wyn, a wonderful session track originally recorded for Huw Stephens' damn fine C2 show.

Ben Hayes comes in to celebrate one of Mute Records' more under sung heroes.

And there is a glittering mountain of phenomenal new Welsh music for you, including debut plays for Hypermetrix, Squiggle!, Mesijo, Bannau, Jenni Lyon Jones and Lucy Was A Decoy.

Please submit demos/new releases via the BBC Introducing Uploader, or to themysterytour@gmail.com.

D J SHADOW - 'Culprit 1 Mix (Extract)'
California

GALLOPS - 'Jeff Leopard (Single Mix)'
Wrexham

EUGENE FRANCIS JNR - 'Calliope Fuxwar'
Cardiff

THREATMANTICS - 'Archaeopteryx'
Cardiff

PAPER AEROPLANES - 'Time To Be'
Milford Haven

CERYS MATTHEWS - 'Y Darlun'
Unknown.

MILK RACE, THE - 'Identify'
Cardiff

DATBLYGU - 'Wastod Yn Cerdded Yn Unig'
Cardigan

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'This Ladder Is Ours'
Mold

60FT DOLLS - 'Happy Shopper'
Newport

BODHI - 'Don't You Know'
Cardiff

SAM AIREY - 'The Blackout (Pinkunoizu Remix)'
Anglesey

KEYS, THE - 'I Tried To Find It In Books (Cian Ciaran Remix)'
Resolven/Cardiff

THORUN - 'Hipster Circle Pit'
Caerphilly

GALLOPS - 'Astaroth'
Wrexham

GALLOPS - 'Half Hour Mix'
Wrexham

RAY LYNCH - 'The Oh Of Pleasure'
Salt Lake City, Utah

JOHN CARPENTER - 'Orientation #2'
New York

KRAFTWERK - 'Uranium'
Unknown.

RAYMOND SCOTT - 'Lightworks'
Brooklyn

HARMONIA - 'Dino'
Forst, Germany

THROBBING GRISTLE - 'Six Six Sixties'
Kingston Upon Hull

FALL, THE - 'Prole Art Threat'
Prestwich

SUNN O))) - 'Sin Nanna'
Seattle, U. S. A.

ANGELO BADALAMENTI - 'The Brookhouse Boys (Extract)'
Brooklyn

JOY DIVISION - 'Decades'
Salford

DERRICK MAY & CARL CRAIG - 'Interval I I I (Extract)'
Detroit

JOEL FAJERMAN - 'Flowers Love'
?

HYPERMETRIX - 'The Murder's Walk'
Newport

SQUIGGLE! - 'The Common Language Of Science'
Wrexham

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'The Real Meaning Of Christmas'
Cardiff

SOFT-HEARTED SCIENTISTS - 'Seeing'
Cardiff

DIDZ & CHICO - 'When I Say (coco Old School 7 Version)'
Cardiff

SIBRYDION VS. DRAENOG - 'Madame Guillotine (Chopping Block Dub)'
Waunfawr/Cardiff

MESIJO - 'If Only'
Cardiff

LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor/Cardiff

CASI WYN - 'Diffordd'
Bangor

THIS IS WRECKAGE - 'Jaguar Paw'
Cardiff

BANNAU - 'A Van But Shiny'
Brecon

GOLDEN FABLE - 'Blithe Spirit'
Ewloe

JENNI LYON JONES - 'Bitter Almonds'
Bryn Yr Refail

LUCY WAS A DECOY - 'Surreal'
Conwy Valley

BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

ROBERT RENTAL - 'Double Heart'
?

GALLOPS - 'Skyworth'
Wrexham

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