Sussex grunge trio Gloo release new video  Pissheads‘ 
+ announce August UK headline tour

Debut album ‘A Pathetic Youth’ due 6th July

29th June 2018
Today Littlehampton’s Gloo reveal new video Pissheads. Vocalist Tom Harfield explains “I was walking home from work, and happened to catch an argument between two blokes in the middle of the town who were shouting ‘pisshead’ at each other like no one was watching – it got the word stuck in my head. Once out of ear shot I voice memoed the first melody that came to mind, which is the chorus you hear on this track now. It’s more of a commentary, noticing how everyone I know seems to get f*cked up at any given opportunity. It seemed relatable – I thought it was cool to having a track about getting pissed!
Gloo – ‘Pissheads’ (Official Music Video)
Despite the song being a homage to booze, the video actually depicts how music can provide a sense of relief in times of hardship. Drummer Mark Harfield comments “About two years ago we bought the puppet just because of how fucking ridiculous it looked. We had no intention of using it for anything other than to fuck about with when we were bored! When we decided to do a video for Pissheads, it would have been criminal for him not to feature. With the good help of our friends Sonny (a pro set designer) and Verity (a pro puppeteer) we managed to bring him to life. There’s not much more to the meaning, other than the music being able to temporarily take him away from his shitty situation. The song and video make him feel real good, and forget about all his problems, then when it ends, he’s the same person with the same problems in the same situation

Pissheads follows Gloo’s previous single Holiday, which landed airplay on BBC Radio 1courtesy of Huw Stephens, alongside Kerrang! Radio.

A product of their fading seaside resort hometown, Littlehampton, Gloo create high octane and abrasive sounds, pulsing with infectious melodies. Gloo adhere to provide a sense of relief from modern life’s struggles – the fantasy of quitting a dead end and mundane nine-to-five job, the aspiration to escape small town life and see the world – whilst sinking a few pints with you in the process.

It’s a sound that roars with ambition, landing Gloo recent support to the likes of Queen Kwong, Demob Happy and Richie Ramone and BBC Amplify, alongside perking up the ears of Clash, Upset, BBC Radio 1, Amazing and Kerrang! Magazine & Radio.

Forthcoming debut album A Pathetic Youth was recorded in Derry (Northern Island), at Smalltown American Studios.

Smalltown asked if we had an album to record, to which we said yes”, explains Mark, “in reality we only had about five or six tracks ready. We were working round the clock to have an album’s worth of tracks ready ahead of our flight! To be honest, the pressure forced out some serious bangers. If we had loads of time to mess about with ideas we would have ruined a few songs!

‘A Pathetic Youth’
Track Listing
1. Holiday
2. No Sh*t Sally
2. Force You
4. Hit It
5. Let Me Have Some
6. Pig
7. Say Yes
8. Act My Age
9. Dripping Wet
10. P*ssheads
Set to take the UK live circuit by storm, with a UK headline tour in August, this is only the beginning for Gloo.
GLOO live
13th Jul – 2000Trees, Cheltenham
3rd Aug – Wickham Festival, Wickham
15th Aug – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
16th Aug – The Islington,  London
17th Aug – Sticky Mikes, Brighton
18th Aug – Bar 42, Worthing
21st Aug – The Globe, Newcastle
22nd Aug – Whiskers, Newquay
26th Aug – The Crown, Littlehampton

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