Rise (mini album)

by Texas Galaxy

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €7 EUR  or more




"Rise" was the start of a new approach for me, largely abandoning the acoustic and going for a heavier rock sound. These songs were also the start of the Texas Galaxy years - we played and developed a lot of these songs with the band.

Ultimately it was more satisfying to play rock music, especially in a live setting, than going around the endless acoustic gig circuit (not that acoustic gigs aren't fun). Once I'd found the sound, featuring those chunky guitars as demonstrated quite nicely on the title track, it was easy then to move forward as I had a base on which to build on.

"Anything You Do", "Halo", and "Rise" would be the key songs from this period. The blues were important at this time too - two blues-based songs ("Roll The Dice" and "Packaged Revolution") are on this mini album.

Vocally there's a lot of distortion and maybe some songs could do without it, but I like it and it makes the tracks even more raw and uncompromising. I wouldn't re-record them any differently, put it to you that way.


released May 5, 2005

All songs by Robert Crosbie © 2007.
4 & 5 by Crosbie / Skelton

Recorded between 2004 - 2005 at Binn Eadair View Studios. Produced by Robert Crosbie.

Vocals, guitars, bass, drums by Robert Crosbie.



all rights reserved


Texas Galaxy Dublin, Ireland

Rock n' roll from Dublin, Ireland. Say it, do it, mean it.

contact / help

Contact Texas Galaxy

Streaming and
Download help