“Psychedelic 60s gone noir cabaret with 80s goth production: watery guitars, icy keys and vintage Bowie-esque vocals.”
Delarue – New York Music Daily – http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/madpride/
“If you mix the elements from Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Syd Barrett and Radiohead, you’ll get this music, in the most creative way… In addition to the comparisons that have been made (including Jacques Brel, Mr Bungle, Danny Elfman, Jeff Martin, Muse, Grizzly Bear, Midlake and David Sylvian), the music is difficult to pigeonhole, as it has a bit of everything; from weird classical post rock, to dark wave, psychedelic and everything in between”
Acuvi – http://acuvi.org/2011/03/22/the-mad-pride/ – blog no longer active – url no longer functional.
“I recently came across some incredible stuff… The songs bear some resembles to Syd Barret, Tom Waits, Nick Cave or Cohen, this is interesting stuff for sure… I’m posting this because I think it’s worth it.”
Netanderthalian – Grateful Breed Blog – A Psychedelicious Corner – http://gratefulbreed.blogspot.com/2011/03/mad-pride.html – blog no longer active – url no longer functional.
“The variety here is amazing. The songs run the range from soft, almost acoustical to moody and experimental enough to be the sound track to a Tim Burton movie. They each push the limits of their genre. Be sure and listen to them all as they are very different and there is sure to be something you really like.”
“Rowan Galagher’s music is amazing. One minute it has you thinking “Pink Floyd” the next something entirely different. There is an ebb and flow to it that makes The Mad Pride beautiful to listen to.”
Paddy – Only Australian Music Blog Archive – http://www.onlyausmusic.com/main/?p=6578
“I believe the Mad Pride is a good example of Folk Noir (“dark folk”) that also plays with some late 60′s dark psychedelic folk melodies. Galagher has been compared to Syd Barrett and the comparison is apt. While Galagher has less of a psychedelic concentration, his music takes on a similar feel to post-Floyd Barrett. Galagher’s voice also reminds me of a toned down Roger Waters and Thom Yorke (to a lesser extent).”
Matt Coleman – The Music Court Blog – http://musiccourt.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/three-in-three-the-mad-pride/
“Touches of the fragile detachment of Radiohead and a spectrum of dramatic emotion all take up residence under an ominous sky. Scary Poppins is a brooding and somber set that plays out very much at its own pace, without resorting to melodramatic dirge. The songs are weighty, but the message is carried over on tunes that, as sober as they can be, aren’t impenetrable or cold. As the name implies, there’s a thread of the unstable that weaves through everything that’s ‘scary,’ but it also worms its way around and in to elicit empathy going in both directions. Galagher drives the narrative with a deep fret in his voice that has quiver and allure that reminds me of Chris Connelly, working his own ruminations on outings like Largo or under the guise of The Bells. Of course that leads right to Bowie, who also comes to mind from the vocals to some of the dramatic flare. There’s also an initial iciness to The Mad Pride that soon opens up once you’re in, but there’s a good dose of chill that lingers, in stark music and the vocal’s subdued pleas.”

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