15th February 2019
Littlehampton’s punk trio Gloo turn a new leaf today, with their chaotically anthemic new single Stop And Stare. Drummer Mark Harfield explains, “I see it as a nod to all things social media and not being able to do anything without someone watching. This was the first track we wrote after finishing our last release ‘A Pathetic Youth’, and we were so happy that we were able to still crack out bangers that we love playing live!”
Gloo – ‘Stop And Stare’ (Official Music Video)
Personifying DIY, Stop And Stare was recorded at local studio Ford Lane, and the band took to their local venue Bar 42 to film the video on their own with a kind helping hand (AKA lighting & smoke) from the manager. “We do a lot of our stuff ourselves from demoing, artwork, merch to videos and releases. It’s amazing to have creative control and also well fun pissing around making videos and printing merch. We’re also just not into the fads that seem to swallow bands whole. You won’t see the dad cap and your uncles Ellesse potato sack fit jumper on us anytime soon. We quite literally are just doing us which if you like is great, and if that ain’t for you then that’s great too!”
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.
It’s a sound that roars with ambition, as demonstrated in last year’s debut album A Pathetic Youth(KKKK – Kerrang!, 4/5 – Upset), which garnered support from Louder, Kerrang!, Upset,BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! and Amazing Radio and landed the band a BBC Introducing live radio session.
Gloo’s full-throttled live shows have landed their support to Queen Kwong, Demob Happy and Richie Ramone, alongside a slot at 2000 Trees and BBC Amplify. The band have a handful of shows throughout early 2019, with more in the pipeline for later this year.
Sticking to their guns, Gloo are gearing up to make one hell of a noise in 2019. Watch this space for further new music.
23rd Feb – The Crown, Littlehampton
2nd Mar – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
23rd Mar – Bar 42, Worthing
13th Apr – Lighthouse, Dover
20th Apr – Pangalactic Festival, Worthing
7th Jun – The Crown, Littlehampton
29th Jun – Petchfest, Dover