TUNE Only Real - Can't Get Happy
Only Real will be releasing his new single ‘Can’t Get Happy’ on March 30th, taken from his debut album Jerk At The End Of The Line that is released on the same date.
Going from twangy roadside guitar to a kaleidoscopic wash of cosmic guitar squiggles, thunderbolt drums and a paradoxically uplifting refrain, ‘Can’t Get Happy’ is a decidedly youthful anthem capturing a bittersweet spot between giddy exhilaration and discerning introspection, all the while delivered in Only Real’s idiosyncratic panache.
Supporting the albums release, Only Real has announced details of a UK and European tour, which will see him performing headline dates through April and May.
Jerk At the End of the Line was recorded over a year and across two continents (in Atlanta with Ben Allen, and Streatham with Dan Carey). The debut album finally unveils the gorgeously off-kilter, sun-kissed universe of 22-year old South Londoner Niall Galvin in all its playfully vivid glory.
Occupying a spaced out, psychedelic dimension of light and dark, “Jerk” is the work of a singular talent with an unlimited and absurd vocabulary. For anyone fortunate enough to be acquainted with Only Real’s oeuvre to date – which includes the acclaimed Days in the City EP on Luv Luv Luv and singles such as ‘Pass the Pain’ – Galvin’s recognizable thumbprints are all over the album like smeared grease marks on the side of a pint glass. Liquid guitar lines that wriggle around each other like oiled up eels, lolloping rhymes that crash into head swimming choruses, and lyrics that ricochet from the observational, confessional, surreal and laugh-lout loud funny.
18.04 L'Ere de Rien Festival, Reze (nr Nantes), France
20.04 Le Grand Mix, Lille, France,
21.04 Badaboum, Paris, France
22.04 La Lune des Pirate, Amiens, France
25.04 Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
26.04 Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
28.04 Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK
29.04 Jericho, Oxford, UK
30.04 100 Club, London, UK
02.05 Oakford Social Club, Reading, UK
03.05 Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
04.05 Wardrobe, Leeds, UK
06.05 The Hope, Brighton, UK
07.05 Louisiana, Bristol, UK
08.05 Joiners, Southampton, UK
09.05 The Rainbow, Birmingham, UK