“Cadillac Girl” is the latest single from Only Real aka young west Londoner Niall Galvin , and his first since signing to Virgin EMI. The track had its first Radio 1 play courtesy of Huw Stephens last night (March 19th).
It’s brilliant, swirling psychedelic pop, with woozy guitar lines perfectly complemented by Niall’s unique delivery. It’s lo-fi and real, casual and loose, mixed with a real confidence.
“Cadillac Girl” was produced by Ben Allen at his studio in Atlanta. He has previously worked with Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Cee-Lo Green and Washed Out amongst others. “Cadillac Girl” follows his previous release,” Days In the City”, that was released last year on LuvLuvLuv Records.
Only Real will be appearing at Field Day in June, as well as a handful of headline shows across the county in April and May. Full details below. (NB some dates have been rescheduled from March to co-oincide with the single release.)
Fri 18th April - The Lock Tavern Festival (DJ SET) London w/ Vondelpark, Big Deal, Seekae
Tue 27th May - The Harley Hotel & Bar, Sheffield
Wed 28th May - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Thu 29th May - Broadcast, Glasgow
Fri 30th May - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Sat 31st May - Bermuda Triangle, Brighton
Wed 4th June - Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
Sat 7th June - Field Day, London
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Quotes about Only Real:
“Over sunny, un-fussy beats, he sounds unrehearsed and free and, most importantly, happy to be making make-out music" - The Fader
“Makes me feel like I'm sat on a beach with Vini Reilly smoking the last crumbs of weed in my pocket so we don't get pulled up at the door of the Italo show we're heading to just before sunset.” – Vice
“Raw, grimy guitar pop from boxfresh west Londoner set for big things.” – Dummy
"Days In The City really is an EP which is only going to build hype for Only Real, and it's deservedly due" - The 405
"The psychedelic vibes and soulful, rude boi rap are still in check but there’s tightness there now too" - Dazed Digital
"An unsullied collection of young feelings and reveries(...) its songs are the first imprints of a sharp mind living out the salad days and eloquently reporting back" - District MTV
"Only Real is a boisterous fella whose got his tongue stuck firmly in his cheek and sunshine blinding out of what I can only assume is a laptop that's seen better days. 'Get It On' is so charming that we dare you to hate it" – Noisey
“Loose, raggedy earworms, with Galvin half-rapping his thoughts and feelings on life over bedroom-produced beats and warm, noodling guitars” – The Fader
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