NEW SINGLE: THE GALLOWGATE MURDERS ‘ Only The Bastards’ OUT NOW

Quite a week for Celtic-Punk fans with new singles from Greenland Whalefishers, Pronghorn, The Dead Irish and now a great track from Scotland’s The Gallowgate Murders forthcoming new EP Dead, Gone And Living On out at the end of the month. 

We are the dire streets of Glasgow, the mucky waters o’Leith, polluted Silesian coal mines and the 3 am sway of the Dublin pubs. We are THE GALLOWGATE MURDERS.

I remember a time on a wet cobble street
(Do or die!)
A gathering each night of the worse kinda bastards you ever will meet
(Hopes so high)
A hole in the wall hung a banner that we call home
(We kissed the sky)
Smacking a stack of the black with a man on his throne
*
We ain’t gonna change!
*
Gone away, those days are gone
But the memory still lives on
We’ll never forget and there’s no regrets
‘Cause only the bastards will sing this song
*
A bark at the bar will let everybody know
(Brothers in arms)
The dogs were about for a shout and the kitty would flow
(The streets were ours)
And on a Saturday night, when everyone closed their door
(We’d stay for hours)
The rockers, the punks and the drunks went to Studio 24
*
We ain’t gonna change!
*
Gone away, those days are gone
But the memory still lives on
We’ll never forget and there’s no regrets

‘Cause only the bastards will sing this song

Hey!
*
Wherever you may roam
Keep to heart your home
Make those friends that fight to the bitter end
Dead and gone and living on they’re always in your soul
*
The booze and the sway and the chance to get laid in an opium haze
(Danced all night)
The cobble and stone and the blood crack and bone that would ruin your day
(Fall or fight)
The banshee would scream and we’ll listen til she called her last
(We lived life right)
And we’ll keep going strong on those bleak streets that paved our past
*
We ain’t gonna change!
We ain’t gonna change!
*

Gone away, those days are gone

But the memory still lives on
We’ll never forget and there’s no regrets’
Cause only the bastards will sing this song
*

Wherever you may roam

Keep to heart your home
Make those friends that fight to the bitter end

Dead and gone and living on they’re always in your soul

*

Only The Bastards – written by Tom Coyne
Only the bastards is a shout out to all the times we’ve had in Edinburgh’s alternative scene through the years. A shout out to the bars we love, the times we’ve had, and a homage to the friends we have loved and lost along the way.

The Gallowgate Murders left to right: Shelby (Anna) – Rhythm guitar, Vocals,Tin Whistle Tom – Vocals, Mandolin, Craig – Lead guitar Ryan – Bass guitar Sean – Drums

The launch for Dead, Gone And Living On EP is at Bannermans in Edinburgh on the 28th July. Tickets are available from here with support from Trongate Rum Riots (Who I thought had split up but really loved. Glad to see them back on the scene), Manic Romance and Richy Neill & The Reinforcements.

The six track EP Dead, Gone And Living On will be out at the end of July via band’s own label, Widdershins Productions and the next single will be ‘Sail Away’ which is a sea-shanty that tells the story of children snatched from the streets and shipped overseas to work as slaves. Based on true events, predominantly occurring in 17th-19th C in Scotland and Ireland.

Pre-Save the song here

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