Dublin, County Dublin
"GOLD THAT GLIMMERS" - The Irish Daily Star
GLIMMERMEN SATELLITE PEOPLE EP IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM iTUNES, BANDCAMP OR AMAZON etc. Released on Greyslate Records. Free Promo track download available from AOL Spinner's SONG OF THE DAY http://www.spinner.com/2012/05/26/glimmermen-ill-be-free-download/
"With refreshingly intelligent guitar work evoking both Television and Maps and Atlases, the four tracks on Satellite People are perhaps best surmised in the title track, a tidy hybrid of Mission of Burma circa Signals, Calls and Marches EP, Pop Group and early Captain Beefheart. An impressive snapshot of greater things to come" - AU Magazine www.iheartau.com
"Eclectic, sparse indie rock, which compares favorably to bands like Mission Of Burma and Husker Du" - RCRDLBL http://rcrdlbl.com/ (U.S.)
"Satellite People, the trio's debut EP, turns out to be one of the best releases to invade my eardrums since the dawning of 2012...post-rock instrumental brilliance. Exceptional EP" - GMANWORLD http://www.thegmanworld.com/
"Ballsy, bluesy ..Satellite People is the debut EP from post-punk trio Glimmermen, a genre-hopping new band composed entirely of homegrown underground rock veterans" - HOT PRESS
"Glimmermen are a different sort of band. In a sea of Spector-like indie landfill fodder they wear their honesty & integrity on their black sleeves with a sound that goes straight to the heart. Glimmermen know exactly the sound they want to make & that's something we want to hear" - Le Cool Magazine Dublin
"With Satellite People Glimmermen have found a spot that suits them to explore a range of rock songwriting, subtly arranged around heavy-end riffs and offbeat melodies. You can hear they're rockers but for Glimmermen it's a chance to burst into pop song" - Nay McArdle, THUMPED www.thumped.com
GLIMMERMEN features former members of Boxes, Jackbeast and Holy Ghost Fathers.
Gavin Cowley (vocals, guitar, harmonica and keys) is one half of 2-piece rock band Boxes who released three albums including the critically lauded “Bad Blood” recorded by Steve Albini in Electrical Audio Chicago, released on Dutch label Laterax. Boxes played gigs with Dinosaur Jnr., Nomeansno and The Ex.
J. Bassetti (double bass and vocals) played with Jackbeast an inspirational Post-Punk band from Dublin circa 1990s and controversial Electro outfit ‘Burning Love Jumpsuit’ who specialised in a subtle form of disco-infused media terrorism. They also featured on John Peels ‘Festive 50’ in 2002.
Phil Murray (drums and vocals) played drums with The Holy Ghost Fathers between 2001-2007 their self-released ‘Cock of the Walk’ album received critical acclaim. Phil moved to Melbourne, Australia where he played drums with Gluefoot and The Blue Poles.