Dublin, County Dublin
GLIMMERMEN RETURN WITH THEIR SECOND ALBUM, ‘BREAKIN’ OUT’ JUNE 17th ON TRANSDUCTION RECORDS.
‘Breakin’ Out’ touches on many themes, primarily the importance of being in the moment, the right now. Life can be tricky. Life can dictate a narrative for you if you let it. Don’t let it! Observations are delivered with a wry smile and at times, lonesome clarity.
Recorded in ‘The Meadow’ in Wicklow by The Deaf Brothers at the beginning of 2016, this record is sure to enhance your summer. These nine new songs see Glimmermen expand on their core guitar, bass, and drums line-up, with brass arrangements that embellish the stripped-back sound of their critically acclaimed debut ‘I’m Dead’ (2013). The result is a more accessible album, while still retaining the distinctive cutting edge of their live shows.
Glimmermen take rock and roll back to its primitive core. having quickly earned a reputation for their intense live shows, the band (Gav Cowley - guitar, vocals, J. Bassetti - bass, Phil Murray - drums, Dave Prendergast - trumpet) released their debut EP “Satellite People” in 2012 with comparisons to Television, Pop Group and Mission of Burma. They followed up with their J.Robbins - recorded debut ‘I’m Dead’ in 2013. Since then, they have played shows up and down the country including festivals such as Electric Picnic.
‘Breaking’ Out’ will be available on vinyl LP, digital download and streaming.
Press for Glimmermen's 'Breakin' Out' LP
"Taut percussive shouty pop from the Dublin quartet, who spice a springy ambience and apocalyptic caveat with added brass stabs, that sees them homing in on the threes chords that would change the world. I'd say their gigs are a buzz." - Eamonn Carr - THE HERALD
Glimmermen’s 2013 debut earned them comparisons with angular acts such as Television and swarthy post-punk bands such as Mission of Burma, but their second record takes a somewhat less pointed approach to their influences. On Be Careful, the Dublin quartet appropriate slinky 1960s soul in the same way that Orange Juice did, while the chorus of Bang and the squally bluster of Chasin’ the Pin sounds straight out of the 1980s new-wave scene. Amid the cracked grooves and blasts of brass, songs such as the excellent, evocative Ragged City paint a more reflective, downbeat picture, while Sun Comes Up draws things to a close in a manner that invokes the very essence of Nick Cave. At just nine tracks it’s a concise collection, but there is plenty of eating and drinking in it. 4 Stars - Lauren Murphy
THE TICKET - THE IRISH TIMES
Each of the release’s nine tracks threading together to form an effort where the major key and quietly emphatic cogitations on the everyday meld to form a refreshingly optimistic album bursting with real heart and instant, carefully-considered songwriting. - The Thin Air.net
Press for Glimmermen’s 'I'm Dead' LP:
"Glimmermen have also manage to create a record of nine completely individual, unique songs – a feat which is surprisingly rare in a modern industry where musicians, especially smaller ones, rarely step outside of their comfort zone. 'I’m Dead' really is a pleasure to listen to "- Indulge Sound (UK)
"Glimmermen shine brightly. Look no further than 'Last Song', two and a half minutes of near-perfect power pop, or bittersweet lead single, 'This Town', as addictive as chocolate heroin" - Hot Press
There's a grittiness and urgency here that thrills, the debut album from this Dublin trio hits you like a punch in the midriff - Irish Independent
"A raw but engaging record full of accomplished and powerful songs" - Irish Daily Star
"The forces of light and darkness collide in fractured bass-and-guitar interplay and raw-throated bellows" - Spin (US)