The Gallerist – Twine
The Gallerist are a folk-rock trio out of Philadelphia who have just released this EP and are building up a good and enthusiastic following whilst still being Philadelphia’s ‘best kept secret’. They have already been compared to the likes of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Ryan Adams, Glen Hansard and the Lumineers which is pretty weighty company.
There is a real Americana sound to the first song, “There Anywhere” but there is also a sense of grit about it as well as an almost country feel. They then move in to a more early Ryan Adams feel on “Helium”. The country/Americana twang expanding on a more heartfelt and epic sounding song. It’s a laid back feel that is also present on the acoustic “Yesterday’s News Today”. Then on “Old Skin” they introduce an almost blues element to their sound. This song is more of a slower burner which also benefits from some neat harp.
The whole Americana/folk style has had a big resurgence, although it has also suffered from a bit of a backlash more recently due to the drippier and overly commercial scene that has inevitably emerged. This EP has a far more authentic feel to it. It will certainly appeal to the fans of the likes of Ryan Adams. Given he is also due to release a new album then the time may well be right for The Gallerist to make a real impact with this EP and hopefully push on to release an album soon.