Gallops are an experimental rock and electronica band from Wrexham, Wales. They formed in late 2007. Their first demo was home recorded and titled “Crutches”; this gained the attention of BBC Introducing in the UK within a couple of months of the band forming. In 2009 an early recorded version of their track “Lasers” appeared on Huw Stephens Music Sounds Better with Huw Vol. 1 compilation released via Wichita Recordings.
They headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2010 and their track “Miami Spider” was used in an O2 television commercial in Germany.
In 2011 Gallops toured extensively and performed well-received showcases at South by Southwest in Austin and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. As well as supporting Deerhunter, Battles, Maps and Atlases and 65daysofstatic at shows in Europe. In April 2012 they performed at Kaikoo Popwave festival in Tokyo alongside OOIOO, Envy and Melt-Banana before heading out on a headline tour of China in July.
The band has released a self-titled EP and a 7″ double A-side single.
Their debut album Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore was released on 10 December 2012 on Blood and Biscuits records.
On 28 April 2016, Gallops announced they were reforming. They also announced a live date at Arctangent 2017 and the recording of a second album. 2018 brings more live shows.