Originally released in 2002 on the tiny Sweet Nothing label and unavailable for several years, FIRE MUSIC was reissued in 2008. Led by singer and organist James Johnston, also a key member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Gallon Drunk feature a similarly dark and foreboding take on Doors-influenced indie rock, but in place of Cave's obsessions with religious imagery, Johnston is a more literal lyricist with an occasionally jaundiced eye towards romance. Highlights include "Things Will Change" and "In This Moment."
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AllMusic Review by Charity Stafford