Lausanne Show & Other News

So, I got back from a few days in Lausanne, for the Creaked Records Love and 8, 8th birthday celebrations. I played at Le Bourg with Paul. It was the first outing of my new show based on the WeeklyBeats 2012 project. Great fun, great to see Oy, Larytta, Scout Klas, Julien Aubert, Sophie LeMelliour and the main man: Leo Wannaz. Great time. Thank you Creaked Records.

Joe Galen, name in lights (next to the golden arches of McDonalds)

Secondly, check out the last few weeks’ WeeklyBeats. There’s some cool ones in there!


Lausanne is a beautiful city, this is taken from the area near the entrance to the Cathedral. I recommend it!

Add comment | November 9th, 2012

Upcoming gig

We got a mention in the paper!

Add comment | October 29th, 2012

Love and 8, and WeeklyBeats

Flier for the Love and 8 event

I’ll be playing at LOVE AND 8, a Creaked Records event, in Lausanne on the 1st November. If you’re in Switzerland (or if you’re not, too!) you should try and get along to one of the shows, they’re going to be really great. I’m going to be performing new material, mostly developed from my WeeklyBeats 2012 material. I’ll be assisted on stage by my friend Paul, rehearsals have been going great, we’re having a fantastic time working out how we’re going to present the material.

Speaking of WeeklyBeats, check out this week’s tune; it’s actually a song by Paul called Scream Alone but has received some Joe Galen treatment.


Add comment | October 21st, 2012

Old review and pictures

Some time ago I played a great gig at FAC251 in Manchester, with Warm Digits. Good times. I forgot to mention that local reviewer Chris Balmer took some photos and did a rather nice review too! Thanks Chris.

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Add comment | August 15th, 2012

I Felt Much Happier After Seeing You

After a hot week, and a very hot weekend, I made this on the Sunday night before work as an ode to the weekend that passed. Here’s to a lovely summertime.

Click here to have a listen to I Felt Much Happier After Seeing You via WeeklyBeats.


Add comment | May 28th, 2012

Flying (Bypass your eyes)

I’m going to start posting some of my Weekly Beats tunes on here, the latest is called Flying (Bypass your eyes). Enjoy.


Add comment | May 24th, 2012

Been Away!

I haven’t updated for, well, ages! I actually found out that my site had been hacked a while ago, and it has taken some time to sort that out. Anyway I am back.

I’ve been quite active musically in one way or the other, I’ve actually been taking part in Weekly Beats 2012 – a project where musicians aim to upload a piece of music for each week in 2012. It is quite a task.  Until two weeks ago, I had been on track, but on a holiday to Ibiza my internet connection let me down, and I failed to do that week. Check out my page here:

Otherwise the group I’m part of – Outer Dark – is going strong. Our next performance is at the Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester on the 19th May as part of Carefully Planned.

Add comment | May 10th, 2012

Gig @ The Factory, Manchester, Wednesday 26th October 2011

Been a while…! I’ll be playing with Warm Digits next Wednesday (26/10/2011) at The Factory, 112-118 Princess St, M1 7EN, £6/5 – be great to see you there.

Facebook event here.

I just realised that I failed to update the website with my last gig, back at the Nip & Tipple – sorry about that – but here are some photographs of the gig, courtesy of Plastic Garden (thanks guys).

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Add comment | October 21st, 2011

Upcoming Live Shows & Bye-Bye Green Room

Hello everybody!

Here are the gig listing for May 2011:

Firstly, thanks to everyone that came down to the gigs last month at the Whitworth & the Castle – great times.

I’ve got three shows next week, I’m extremely excited about them all. My label mate Oy is coming over from Berlin, and I’ll be playing with her on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (see below for details). These shows will be Oy’s first in the UK, and one of them will be my first in London.

Sadly the Green Room has lost its funding from the arts council, and will be closing at the end of May :o( I don’t really want to be political, but thank you very much Dave & co. The Green Bohemia event on the 14th is still happening, so do go along. My show was cancelled because since the loss of funding many of the event’s old favorites  have asked to play, as a newbie performer and long time punter at Green Bohemia, I’m happy to make way for other performers to say their good byes. I’ll be there on the 14th, and strongly recommend anyone come down. It’ll be a fantastic show, and the end of an era.

Green Bohemia will live on however (maybe under a different name?) So, that gig will be rescheduled at a later date, somewhere else in Manchester.

Add comment | May 5th, 2011

Upcoming Live Shows

I’ve got a few shows coming up in April and May. It’d be great to see you there!

More to be announced soon.

Add comment | March 19th, 2011

Fortuna – Happy Sad (Joe Galen’s Still Not Fucked Yet mix)

Listen here..

Add comment | March 19th, 2011

Consor Remix

I’ve done a remix on Consor’s latest EP – The Windtalker. Have a listen! I’ve had a sneak preview of his forthcoming album which unsurprisingly is divine. Enjoy.

Links; Consor’s website, Buy this from Creaked, buy from iTunes.

Add comment | March 9th, 2011

Photos from the Nip

Thanks again to Dave & Tom for putting on the night at the Nip last month. Had such a great time. Here’s a few photographs…

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Add comment | March 5th, 2011

Nip & Tipple, Monday 21st February

Just to let you know I’ll be performing at the Nip & Tipple on Monday at TG Elias’ and Dave Bernasconi’s fortnightly event there.. come along!

More dates to be announced soon.

Add comment | February 16th, 2011

Photos from Luzern

Many thanks to Tobias Dimmler for these great images from the show in Luzern. Cheers Toby!

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Add comment | November 19th, 2010

Who the hell booked this show?

Trance / Shoegaze / Zouk — ??!!

Add comment | November 8th, 2010

Brasserie du Chateau

Thanks to all the guys & gals at Brasserie du Chateau in Lausanne. Beautiful fayre including great Pizza and very tasty infusions of rum called ‘Obamas Erotic Punition’ – the Bambou flavour is best (bamboo, lemongrass and ginger). I still don’t understand their poster however.. a Panda-bear on a plastic horse.?

Add comment | November 3rd, 2010

Shift Rocks

A big thank you to everyone at Shift Festival! A perfect combination of good quality arts, music, people, food, location, atmosphere. All good.

Here’s some photos:

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Add comment | October 31st, 2010

Radio Plays

Just a nod to a couple of radio shows that have played some of my tracks recently.

Twice on Le Vestibule from Quebec, you can download these shows from I recommend it, the show has all kinds of really interesting new music on it:

And also on Radio 3FACH where I think I am record of the week!

Add comment | October 14th, 2010

Photo Gallery

I’ve finally gotten around to making an online gallery of images from various gigs and things over the last 12 months. I’ll keep it updated as stuff happens. If you have any images that you’d like me to put online then email me.

Here’s the images from my live show at Sankeys for EASA – thanks to Caiti for taking the photos.

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Add comment | October 4th, 2010

Chimp Review

For anyone in Manchester (or wherever else they sell it..) – For Triangles is reviewed in the current issue. Go grab one!

Chimp Cover, September 2010

Add comment | October 1st, 2010

Tour Update

Another date has been added to my Swiss Tour, Bar 59 in Luzern on the 10th November. Here’s the current listing:

29/10: Shift Festival, Basel (Creaked showcase)
2/11: Brasserie du Château, Lausanne

5/11: Bad Bonn, Düdingen (w/ Mount Kimbie)
10/11: Bar 59, Luzern (w/ Buvette)
11/11: Rössli, Bern (w/ Buvette)
12/11: Le Cabinet, Geneva (w/ Buvette)

Add comment | September 28th, 2010

Creaked Records App

Just a heads up to say that my record label – Creaked – have released their iPhone application (I think it’s coming for Android too). The app allows you to stream tunes from the Creaked radio, as well as access all the latest information on Creaked’s roster of artists.

Creaked App Screenshot

Add comment | September 28th, 2010

Shift Festival

Here’s the lovely artwork for Shift Festival, in Basel, I’m playing on the 29th October.

Shift Festival Poster

Add comment | September 24th, 2010

Shift Festival & Swiss Tour

I’m going out to Switzerland again on the 29th October, to play at the Shift Festival in Basel, then over the next 3 weeks I’ll be playing a series of gigs around Switzerland. It’d be great to see people there!

29/10: Shift Festival, Basel (Creaked showcase)
2/11: Brasserie du Château, Lausanne
5/11: Bad Bonn, Düdingen (w/ Mount Kimbie)
11/11: Rössli, Bern (w/ Buvette)
12/11: Le Cabinet, Geneva (w/ Buvette)

Add comment | September 15th, 2010

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