Xs Noize is pleased to premiere the video for ‘Choices’ from Gallery 47. Gallery 47 originally formed ten years ago as a six-piece band in Loughborough. Once the band went their separate ways, Jack decided to continue as a solo artist under the same name, becoming a regular on the live circuit in Nottingham and currently in his new home of South East London.
Amongst Jack’s supporters are BBC Radio 2 ’s Bob Harris, BBC 6music ’s Tom Robinson, The Guardian, Drowned in Sound, Clash and Folk Radio to name a few. Gallery 47 has also supported a number of well-established acts like Paul Weller, Alice Phoebe Loe, Ian McCulloch and Andrew Montgomery as well as playing on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park.
‘ Choices was one of the first three songs we wrote together as a band. All of us have had our various mental struggles, as I imagine most people have to some degree. If one of us was optimistic, fit and ready to go, someone else in the group would be staring into the void. There were definite ‘no alcohol’ weeks and months, followed by lengthy periods of ‘too much alcohol’. These times generally brought everything to a halt. The album went from being a live performance project to a studio-assisted one, based around whichever hay had been made when the sun was shining. I was angry at people, people were angry at me.
I was spending almost all of my time alone in London, feeling isolated. When I mention ‘friends’ in the song, I’m talking about bottles. I was overwhelmed by how little response I felt my last three records had received. I was pretty much broke, with nothing to show for it. I was feeling that the moment had passed, that I was old and unwanted news, and that I had nowhere else to go. In times like that, it’s so much easier to crave an easy way out, but alcohol will inevitably leave you lower. The chorus line – ‘ freedom undone by choices we have made ‘ – is about how the few hours of relief one day can make the next day so much harder, limiting what you can achieve. ’ – Jack Peachey
Check out the video for ‘Choices’ – BELOW:
Catch Gallery 47 live at the following dates:
29th August – Chaos Ensued album launch – The Jam Cafe – Nottingham
8th September – The Spice of Life – London