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The Mad Pride

'The Mad Pride' is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rowan Galagher. Having 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.

During 2009 and 2010 Rowan released 3 original albums in which he moved seamlessly from avant-garde psych-folk experimentation to neoclassical 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, Grizzly Bear, Midlake and David Sylvian.

'The Mad Pride' is a reference to the mass movement known as 'Mad Pride'. "Mad Pride activists seek to re-educate the general public on such subjects as the causes of mental disorders, the experiences of those using the mental health system, and the global suicide pandemic."

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Peta.Loc said...

Dude, I'm really intrigued with what you have going and especially the concept behind it. Maybe we can get together and I can contribute? I certainly can relate, being one who is bipolar myself..that's exactly where I waz going with my " Schizophrenic " track. I waz thinking of implementing and donating it to the American Psy. Foundation but now that I see what you have in motion...hopefully it may've found a stable home. Lol. Anywayz, just wanted to stop by and give ya propz for joining the movement and supporting independent artist worldwide. Peace...

The Mad Pride said...

Hi Peta,
thanks for your kind words. It's definitely a struggle but hopefully by talking about these issues we can help shatter the narrow minded notions of neurodiversity that exacerbate the isolation and depression which has become commonplace for so many people. Good luck and take care. :)

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