With ‘Second Messing’ from Southampton-based band Galaxy Thief, we’re going back to the indie-rock roots of this blog and we’re hyped to be digging into this one. Comprised of Rhys Messenger (lead Vocals & rhythm guitar), George Bowerman (lead guitar & backing vocals), Ben Watton (drums & backing vocals) and Jake Trim (bass and backing vocals), this tight-knit four-piece are quickly making the name for themselves as young guns within the British indie-rock scene.
‘Second Messing’ arrives as the second installment in a series of five singles recorded at the legendary Woodworm Studios with producer Michael Smith. It marks a definite turning point for the band as their sound becomes more mature, confident and long-lasting. As you’ll hear throughout the single, it’s chock full of high-octane energy, whether that’s in the amplified frontman vocals, immense guitars, or relentless rhythm. Cementing the whole affair are the hard-hitting lyrics that resonate with anyone who’s struggled with their own indecisiveness at the beginning of a relationship.
Listening to this track, one can’t help but draw comparisons to fellow UK exports like Foo Fighters, The Band CAMINO or Nothing But Thieves, as they all share that gritty determination found in bands from those northern isles. It’s no wonder that they were hand-picked to be the first-ever Yamaha Music London Ambassadors back in 2021.
Full of potential, Galaxy Thief‘s unique sound and energetic performances are sure to take them far. We can’t wait to hear what they’ve got up their sleeve next.
You can listen to ‘Second Messing’ in our Indie Rockers playlist.
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