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Galliano announce first new album in almost three decades, Halfway Somewhere

24 May 2024, 14:30 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Almost three decades on from their last release, Acid Jazz forefathers Galliano have returned with news of their forthcoming album, Halfway Somewhere.

"Circles Going Round The Sun" is the first single to be lifted off their new album, Galliano founder Rob Gallagher meditates on what gathering together in clubs means. “The first time you dance you break boundaries between matter and spirit, self and other, individual and group," he explains.

Born out of London’s underground clubs and warehouse parties of the mid to late eighties, with the debut single on the Acid Jazz label in 1988, Galliano came out of a culture that spanned music, dance, fashion, art, design, and the written word.

When they arrived as the first act on Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label in 1990 with "Welcome to the Story" (produced by Chris Bangs who invented the term Acid Jazz) dressed in Gabicci sweaters, beads and skullcaps they captured a scene built on re-invention. “We were all playing around with what we could get our hands on whether that was a seventies book on Jamaican style or old Last Poets and Watts Prophets records,” says Gallagher. “We’d been recycling things for a few years but suddenly everything had coalesced and you’ve got an amalgam that seemed quite solid.”


  1. Brownswood Rockers / Golden Shovel (Someone Else’s Idea)
  2. Dancin’ Your Own Time
  3. Limebike Gttaway
  4. General Rubbish vs The Sportswear Mystics
  5. Tottenham
  6. Crow Foot Hustling
  7. Numbers Click
  8. Circles Going Round The Sun
  9. Golden Shovel 2
  10. Jazz
  11. Halfway Somewhere
  12. Of Peace
  13. Move As One
  14. In The Brakes
  15. 57th Min / Power and Glory
  16. Kingsland Road
  17. Cabin Fever Dub
  18. Euston Warehouse
  19. Pleasure, Joy & Happiness

Halfway Somewhere is being released on 30 August via Brownswood Recordings.

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