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In the space of a year, Galway punks Turnstiles have gone from Libertines style gigs in friends' living rooms to a headline gig in Galway’s Róisín Dubh. Their blistering brand of punk coupled with lyrics detailing the issues of everyday life, and lead singer Callum’s London drawl/shout, has drawn comparisons to acts as diverse as Buzzcocks, Mike Skinner and Blur.
On hearing them, Mike Spink, award winning engineer for Jake Bugg, The 1975 and The Gaslight Anthem, commented: “their tunes sound like the coming together of The Sex Pistols and Mike Skinner in a pub getting lairy with Carl Barat and Pete Doherty – original and brilliant.”
In September Turnstiles won the inaugural Star Nation band competition and also released their first single Moving Forward/Wasting Away. They recently supported Creation Records’ The Clockworks at sold out gigs in Dublin and Galway and are drawing national attention. They will be recording new material in Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios in January 2020.
Last updated: December 2019.