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The Mad Pride


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Combining 60s , , , and , The Mad Pride has been described as and like and collaborating on a film . Comparisons are often made to , , , , , and . It is the brainchild of / Rowan Galagher.

During 2009 & 2010 Rowan released 3 original albums in which he moved seamlessly from experimentation to neoclassical and beyond. His DIY ethic motivated him to play the majority of the instruments himself and record them alone in his Wollongong based apartment in .

With an uncompromising commitment to authenticity and a wider goal of positive social change, Rowan is driven to make honest and music. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of conventional genres and seeks to forge a new platform in the 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 , , , , and .

‘The Mad Pride’ is a reference to the mass movement known as ‘Mad Pride’.


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  • boscopud

    Spent my Sunday morning listening to you.(well, only about half of your works so far. I can't stop re-playing them over & over as I go!) Don't even remember how I stumbled across this loveliness...just thankful that I DID! Everything I am hearing so far is just exquisite!!! And thank you so much for the downloads! Absolutely adore "Monsters" by the way! But it's all gorgeous! :-)

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • insky1

    Hi! Nice to meet you here, too :) Greetings from Vienna!

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Rolandas_Pagan

    Thank You, Akmenija, for introducing me to this beauty.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • TabooEv

    This is really good stuff.. I'm hooked!

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Akmenija

    Amazing. Australia surprises me more and more recently. Are there more australian bands / musicians worth listening?

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Insaaane

    ah ah ah

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • EternalWreckage

    I've been listening to these songs all day. It's made my day a wonderful one.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Acuvi

    Rowan Galagher answered 11 Q's from Acuvi and described his music in a haiku. Check it out here.

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • cometg

    Interesting stuff...

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Madrangue

    Can't get bored of these songs, it's just too good.

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mota_boy_punky

    Very good !

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • jingstardust

    i like Fade Away...

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ettuspadix

    Good to hear you here, TMP. Excellent strangeness!

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • aqualash

    Listening to "Scapegoat" as I write this..... great music!!!

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • shadesdrawn

    This is amazingly good. No wonder Marissa is an inspiration... And just saying, your voice is beautiful, especially in low notes. (btw, thanks for posting on my blog -and making me discover your music, I'm so glad I did.)

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • eshlah

    Thes are fantastic @eshlah

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bardofely

    Scapegoat is an amazing song! I can hear so much in it!

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bjunt4prez

    you rule.

    23 Feb 2011 Reply

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