THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
“I’m stating the obvious here, but it’s tricky staying positive in an increasingly bleak world.amid the threat of nuclear war and the worrying effects of climate change, a little escapism is often required. Nothing has felt more uplifting, then, than the return of The Gaslight Anthem – a band whose pure, romantic tales of playing the radio loud and dancing all night with loved ones bring with them the exact sort of life-affirming daydreams that 2018 is in need of.
“What’s more, their revival stems from a genuine place.while plenty of bands’ ‘farewell’ tours – or subsequent ‘comeback’ gigs – could be viewed as a money-making ploy, you’d never catch TGA doing such a thing: in 2015, the quartet’s pre-hiatus shows had sold out before they even announced their split.‘we’re not trying to make money off people,’ frontman Brian Fallon told me.‘we’re just trying to get by.this is our work, yes, but we’re not going for a cash-grab.’
“The punk heroes’ range of influencees is equally as impressive as their work ethic, too. From Parkway Drive through to All Time Low, chances are your favourite band adore them – and rightly so.” THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM PLAY THE ’59 SOUND IN FULL AT NEW YORK’S GOVERNORS BALL FESTIVAL IN JUNE. SEE GOVERNORSBALL MUSICFESTIVAL.COM