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FIRST LISTEN: Little Boots – Business Pleasure EP

Like FKA twigs English musician Victoria Hesketh goes to market under her nickname. She also writes and performs electronic music, but more on the danceable elctro-pop side. Her new EP Electronic Pleasure came out yesterday and caught my eye after seeing her name on the lineup for the Brooklyn Electronic[…]

Ugo live at Spike Hill

There’s increasingly less time left to see and hear some great music on Bedford Avenue’s Spike Hill, yet luckily I cought a really cool act past Saturday: Ugo from Boston – a project fronted by Chris Lee. There were five people on stage: two singing and rapping vocalists, a drummer,[…]

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: EMA – 3Jane

EMA’s song about being losing yourself in the cyberspace, perfectly set into a futuristic environment, including an android and a drone.

3 Is A Band: PVRIS

Oddly enough, one of the first things I knew about PVRIS is that they’re from Lowell, Massachusetts – an old industrial town I’ve been to in 2006 to see a friend perform on stage there. And THEN I found out that PVRIS are a true trio, a real 3 Is[…]

FIRST LISTEN: September Girls – Veneer EP

September Girls, a five-piece from Dublin, was one of my discoveries of this year’s CMJ festival. They delivered a great performance and now they have backed it up with a new EP Veneer, the follup-up to their 2013 debut album Cursing the Sea. September Girls feature two main vocalists, backed[…]

NEW ALBUM: Firestations – Never Closer

Naturally, the closer we get to each year’s end, the less new album releases we see, which however can be regarded as an advantage for new and upcoming bands, like Firestations for example. The five piece hails from the UK, calling North East London their home, and has just released their[…]

SONG PICK: MOTHXR – Easy

Music is such a personal experience! Not only the listening aspect is a highly personal one but the process of discovery can be highly personal too. Never having followed pop culture news much, and lately even less so, I was not aware of the buzz that Mothxr must have gotten over[…]

VIDEO: The Kooks – See Me Now

Followers of glamglare might remember when I reviewed “Listen“, The Kooks‘ fourth studio album earlier this year. Three of the album’s songs made it already into a video, the lastest one is definitely the most personal one. Singer and the band’s creative mastermind Luke Pritchard addresses in See Me Now the loss[…]

3 Is A Band: Waylayers

Earlier this year, on a dreary February afternoon, walking through New York City, fighting the cold with thoughts of better times and new music, I had my iPhone loaded with and planning on listening to. What stood out that day was the EP Faulty Lines by the UK trio Waylayers. The[…]

FIRST LISTEN: iamamiwhoami – Blue

iamamiwhoami’s first album, Kin was among my favorites in 2012. I was then still under the spell of their stunning, mysterious video series, but, even though I still like the album, I had some sort of “they just cook with water” moment, when I listened to the music without the[…]

NEW ALBUM: Girlpool – Girlpool

Strictly speaking, it’s not really a new release and it’s also not a full length album but the self-titled Girlpool by the L.A. duo Girlpool came out this week by Witchita Recordings. The 7 songs on the EP, none of which hits the 3 minutes mark, have been recorded earlier this year and are now[…]

Gazelle Twin live at Rough Trade

For a long time, Gazelle Twin, the multi-media project of Elizabeth Bernholz, was brought to stage only for rare occasions. But for her latest album Unflesh, she embarked on a long tour, which finally brought her to New York. It was clear that Gazelle Twin’s live show would center around[…]

NEW MUSIC: Be Forest – Captured Heart

This kicks off the SXSW 2015 coverage at glamglare: Be Forest from Italy does melancholic shoegaze and unfortunately we missed them at CMJ. They are still touring the U.S. and – as of now – will be back in Austin next year.

VIDEO: Black English – Hold On

Earlier this year, we saw Black English at SXSW and then a couple weeks later playing at New York’s famous Mercury Lounge (show review here) and at both occasions the band still called themselves NO – quite a social media nightmare these days, despite having gotten all the necessary user[…]