The Glammers are quite a worldly band, indeed. The three members, shrouded in an air of online mystery behind the faces of animated characters (think Gorillaz), come from Scotland, Buenos Aires, and France, collectively. They know numerous languages apart from their mother tongues, and have interests such as chess, tattoos, and yoga. Syd, She, and Rex Glammer have been making music since the fates brought them together in 2006.
Their first, self-titled album is a nice mix of rock with elements of pop and even a little funk thrown in here and there. With eclectic influences like David Bowie, Depeche Mode, The Kinks, and Bob Marley, listeners should expect a diverse blend of sounds. The newest single, “Double Life” depicts a story in which the singer feels like he’s a secret agent; the music sounds like the theme to a spy movie. “Rock This Town” is reminiscent of glam metal group New York Dolls, and “Lose It” keeps up the energy with a bumpin’ drum beat.
“Baby” slows it down and changes the dynamic, not necessarily being the greatest addition to the otherwise peppy, rocking album. “Darkest Nights” has a low bass line and a feel of despair that accurately represents its title. “Black” has just an ever so slight bluesy feel in the verse, making it a mix with harder rock and producing an enjoyable experience. The Glammers’ song, “MessenSherff,” was actually released in 2006 and launched the band’s career by creating a demand for their creative sound. Afterwards, they started touring in Europe building their fan base.
Overall, The Glammers’ first CD release is a neat ride into the indie alternative rock universe. They have just enough differentiation within the songs to make them unique, and enough in common to tie the album together. With songs like these, The Glammers will certainly be around for a while.
Key Tracks: Double Life, Darkest Nights, MessenSherff
Date: June 27, 2012