Introducing Interview: Glossii

Having performed at Camden Rocks Festival and supported the likes of HMLTD, proud members of the LGBTQ+ scene Glossii have now shared their raucous new single.

Filled with scuzzy riffs and the raw grit of Sofia Zanghirella’s vocals, ‘Watching Me’ is an instantly infectious blast of post-punk bliss, complete with plenty of snarling attitude. 

We caught up with the band to find out more…

Hi Glossii, welcome to Get In Her Ears! Can you tell us a bit about the band? How did you initially all get together and start creating music?
We all used to play in different bands on a Saturday music club. Our bassist Charlie Face-timed Lewis asking to be in a band where they would go on stage in drag. It developed into the androgynous style we have today.

Your new single ‘Watching Me’ is out now – can you tell us what it’s all about?
‘Watching Me’ is about growing up and going against your parents’ rules.

You’ve been compared to the likes of Wolf Alice and Garbage, but who would you say are your main musical influences?
We each all have different influences, and that is what creates our sound. Between all of us our main influences are Wolf Alice, Slaves, Idles, Marmozets and Haze to name a few.

How is your local music scene? Do you go to see lots of live music?
The London and southern music scene is strong because of the rise in popularity of Post-Punk which has made a new cult following of young and old punks as one. We try to go to a gig once a week as a band to network and make friends and connections.

And what can fans expect from your live shows?
If you come to experience our live shows you should expect non-stop high energy, loud chanting and a cram-packed sweaty audience. Don’t shy down at our shows, we wanna see you move!

As we’re a new music focused site, are there any new/upcoming bands or artists you’d recommend we check out?
The list could go on! But some of our favourites are: Gurr, Haze, HMLTD, Wooze, Squid and Viagra Boys.

And how do you feel the music industry is for new bands at the moment – would you say it’s difficult to get noticed?
The music industry is hard for new bands to understand and it does take a huge amount of determination and perseverance to get noticed. Your music is not always going to be liked by everyone, even if it’s well produced or written, but your can’t take that to heart. Just move on and do what you like the sound of.

Finally, what does the rest of 2018 have in store for Glossii?
We have lots of gigs to look forward, supporting great bands in amazing venues, so keep up to date through our Instagram or Facebook – @glossiiofficial or through our website – www.glossii.com  We’re going back into the studio soon to record our new juicy songs, so stay tuned and keep listening to Watching Me!

Huge thanks to Glossii for answering our questions!

‘Watching Me’ is out now.

Premiere: Scrounge – ‘Crimson’

As any regular readers/listeners of GIHE will be aware, we’ve been huge fans of South London duo Luke and Lucy – aka Scrounge – for a while now. Ever since they completely blew us away with their epically energy-fuelled set at one of our gigs at The Windmill last summer, we’ve been struggling to put into words just how impressive we find their refreshingly original sound. Now, following last year’s edgy single ‘Etch’ and sharing stages with the likes of Desperate Journalist and Phobophobes, Scrounge return to blast into our ears with the furious power of a brand new offering.

Propelled by Luke’s intense pummelling beats and Lucy’s trademark gritty snarl, ‘Crimson’ creates a frenzied swirl of sound that’ll wrap itself around you with a racing sense of urgency. With shades of the soaring majesty of Sonic Youth, whilst retaining the duo’s utterly unique and colossal genre-blending sound, ‘Crimson’ offers a wonderfully discordant whirring cacophony that builds with an immense power at break-neck force to a truly breathtaking climax. Of the track, the band explain:

‘Crimson’ is about the mythologies that one builds up around oneself, and what happens when those mythologies rub up against reality and their flaws are exposed. We recorded it in an afternoon with our mate Mark in South Bermondsey, writing and rewriting the lyrics as we played, and worked hard to channel the disorientating feelings. Confusion and loss are at the heart of the enterprise…

Produced and mixed by Mark Estall at Marketstall Recording, listen to ‘Crimson’ for the first time here:

 

‘Crimson’ is out now and you can catch Scrounge live (which we STRONGLY RECOMMEND!) at the following dates:

13th February – The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington (with Unhappybirthday)
21st February – Hare & Hounds, Brighton (Club Fugly with Currls)
8th March – The Finsbury, London (for yours truly Get In Her Ears!)
30th March – Bang On Fest, Berlin

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: Scrounge – ‘Etch’

One of our favourite duos around at the moment, Lucy and Luke – aka Scrounge – met at Goldsmiths and are now based in South London creating totally unique, immense genre-blending post punk anthems. Having played for us a couple of times now, their live show is truly breathtaking, unlike anything else I’ve seen or heard before. And so, it was with excitement that we heard they have brand new single out… 

Both edgy and itchy, the appropriately named ‘Etch’ is a short, but very sweet, blast of perfect scuzz-filled post-punk. A track that will indeed remain etched on your ears, demanding multiple listens, it’s propelled by Luke’s thrashing beats as Lucy’s colossal vocals rage alongside whirring hooks with a gritty sense of urgency. Oozing the duo’s epic, swirling wall of sound, with ‘Etch’ Scrounge have blown me away once again, marking themselves out as definite ones to watch.

 

‘Etch’ is out now via Fierce Panda Records. And you can catch Scrounge live at the following dates:

30th October – The Lexington, London (supporting Hater)
29th November – The Social, London

Mari Lane
@marimindles