The Mad Pride

About: The Mad Pride

The Mad Pride is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rowan Galagher. With a sound that has been compared to Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Radiohead and Leonard Cohen, all attempts to pigeon-hole his music within a genre-based paradigm of stylistic reductionism have failed.

In the 3 original albums Rowan has released in the past 2 years, Rowan has moved seamlessly from avant-garde psych folk experimentation to neo-classical soundscapes and beyond. His DIY ethic has motivated him to play the majority of the instruments himself and record them alone in his Wollongong based apartment.

With an uncompromising commitment to emotional authenticity and a wider goal of positive social change, Rowan is driven to make honest and progressive music. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of conventional genres and seeks to forge a new platform in the contemporary musical landscape. It would appear that he is succeeding at this as, aside from the aforementioned artists, Rowan's music has also been compared to Jacques Brel, Mr Bungle, Danny Elfman, Jeff Martin, Muse, Department of Eagles and David Sylvian.

The Mad Pride is a reference to the mass movement known as 'Mad Pride'. "Mad Pride activists seek to reclaim terms such as 'mad', 'nutter' and 'psycho' from misuse, such as in tabloid newspapers."

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