ALBUM: Gallery 47 – ‘Adversity Breeds’

You’d be forgiven when thinking Gallery 47 are a five-person-strong opinionated group of talented musicians. But, you’ll be surprised to know that one man, Jack Peachey, presents Gallery 47 alone with all his own vision in front of an audience. Having formed with a six-piece band in Loughborough in 2007, soon becoming a solo artist and becoming a hit on the Nottingham circuit, Jack has now moved to South London, bringing with him new LP Adversity Breeds.

His new album follows on from the critically acclaimed Clean, which gives meaning to why Jack has developed the capability to schmooze our capital’s music scene, with supporting slots alongside Ian McCullough and Paul Weller.

This new LP lightens the atmosphere, immediately surrounding you and wrapping each hedonistic word around your shoulders; from the light-hearted simmer of ‘Cold Fire’ to the vibrant burst from ‘Your Time’, the album is filled with an array of wondrous songs that meet the tallest of alt-folk heights.

Being compared to the lofty depths of Bob Dylan is never a bad thing, and Jack has cast his stone as a true artist of a songwriter, set to turn heads far and wide, curating his own fresh, youthful sound that feels familiar to the settled exuberance of Gengahr and Ultimate Painting. The wistful, twisted lyrics of Gallery 47 propel a knot of creativity towards us and entwine us into an unheard, otherworldly space.

Adversity Breeds is out 22 September via Bad Production Records.

Hannah Tinker