Gallon Drunk biography
London, UK-based Gallon Drunk is James Johnston (vocals, guitar, organ, piano, harmonica); Terry Edwards (saxophone, organ); Leo Kurunis (bass); and Ian White (drums).
Formed in 1988, John Peel admired them, stating: "They don't sound like anyone else." Nick Cave said: "Gallon Drunk? Cool as fuck."
The new Gallon Drunk album, THE ROAD GETS DARKER FROM HERE, will be released 7 May 2012 (UK) and 10 August 2012 (EU) on the Clouds Hill Records label. A new 7" single (vinyl), YOU MADE ME, will be released 16 April 2012 (UK only), including a new video.
A UK tour is scheduled for April 2012 with EU dates to be announced. Gallon Drunk also continues to tour with Lydia Lunch in their collaborative project, Big Sexy Noise.
Their extensive discography (see below) began with their 1988 self-released 7-inch single, "Snakepit/Please Give Me Something", through to their most recent album, 2007's The Rotten Mile. Their 1993 album From the Heart of Town was nominated for a Mercury Prize.
James Johnston was also a guitarist with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (2003—2008), joining them for their Lollapalooza tour in 1994.
James Johnston, Michael Delanian and Joe Byfield formed the original line-up.
Tonite...The Singles Bar (Clawfist) 1991
You, The Night ... And The Music (Clawfist) 1992
From The Heart Of Town (Clawfist, City Slang) 1993
In The Long Still Night (City Slang) 1996
Black Milk (CD, Album) (self-distributed) 1999
Fire Music (Sweet Nothing Records) 2002
The Rotten Mile (CD, Album) (Fred Ltd) 2007
NEW ALBUM: The Road Gets Darker From Here, 7 May (UK); 10 August (EU); elsewhere TBA. (Clouds Hill Records) 2012
SINGLES and EPs
Snakepit (7") Gallon Drunk, 1988
Ruby (7", Single), Clawfist 1990
The Last Gasp (Salty) / Miserlou, Butcher's Hook 1991
Some Fool's Mess, Clawfist 1991
The Last Gasp (Salty) / The Whirlpool (7"), Clawfist 1991
Draggin' Along / Miserlou (7"), Clawfist 1991
Gallon Drunk / Breed (2), Clawfist - The Peel Sessions, Strange Fruit 1992
Bedlam, Clawfist 1992
You Should Be Ashamed (CD, Single), Clawfist 1993
Tindersticks / Gallon Drunk - We Have All The Time In The World (7", Ltd), Clawfist 1993
Live at Madison Square Garden, NYC (12"), Clawfist 1993
You Should Be Ashamed (12"), Clawfist, City Slang 1993
The Traitor's Gate EP (CD, EP), Gallon Drunk Records 1995
Two Clear Eyes, City Slang 1996
To Love Somebody, City Slang 1996
Grand Union Canal (7"), Fred Ltd 2007
Bad Servant / Down At The Harbour (7", Single), Fred Ltd 2008
You Made Me (7"), 16 April, Clouds Hill Records 2012