A music blog from Ireland.
Unstoppable dance fiends Le Galaxie unveiled a sleek new video for The Nightcaller last week, feeding their fans that hi-glo dancefloor ephemera that have made them the most popular electronic band in the country. The track features a simple yet soulful vocal from Laura Smyth (a former member of Butterfly Explosion) and is taken from the band’s most recent EP Fade 2 Forever which was released on The Delphi Label last year.
Directed by Greg Corcoran and Steve MacDevitt, I really like the video. Having seen the super-swish intro screen with the band’s logo all bright and sharp, I hoped for more graphics and caught myself wondering early if the dancers would dominate every scene. But there’s something riveting about watching the bodies move in a way you’d never see at a gig. The spiky, almost sparkly angular effects emphasise each movement, and there’s plenty of the customary glow sticks to remind us that we too can look, or at least feel, this beautiful next time we catch a live show.
Quiet on the gigging front of late, Le Galaxie have been pouring their furious energy into tracks for a new album. A dead cert for this summer’s festival circuit, you can however catch them soon when the band leap back into live action in just over a week’s time, with three upcoming gigs scheduled for Galway (15 March), Cork (16 March) and Dublin (17 March – St Patrick’s Day).