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DOWNLOAD: Glimmermen - Travellin' Man

Posted by Emily Zemler

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Dublin rock group Glimmermen will release a new EP, Satellite People, in the U.S. on May 29. On the four-track effort, the group, composed of Gavin Cowley, J. Bassetti and Phil Murray, showcases its eclectic, sparse indie rock, which compares favorably to bands like Mission Of Burma and Husker Du. “Travellin' Man" is an anxious rock number that's smoothed-out with harmonica and Cowley’s brooding croon. - Rcrdlbl


"Satellite People - Glimmermen"

If I were to describe a record as “angular post-punk from Dublin,” we’d all instantly conjure up some young rock journalist in 1980 gushing over Boy from U2. Unfortunately, the music of storied quartet has strayed way past anything you’d ever describe as “angular.” Instead, I’m talking about Glimmermen, a sturdy trio of Irish guys that blends sharp guitar tones with vintage rock grooves to great effect. Coming across as a curiously appealing mix of Police, Mission of Burma, and Fugazi, the Satellite People EP is dark in tone without being moody or brooding and possesses some instantly catchy swagger. - DryveTime


"New: Glimmermen"

"Satellite People, the trio's debut EP, turns out to be one of the best releases to invade my eardrums since the dawning of 2012...post-rock instrumental brilliance. Exceptional EP" - G-Man World Blog


"Glimmermen – Satellite People"

"With refreshingly intelligent guitar work evoking both Television and Maps and Atlases, the four tracks on Satellite People are perhaps best surmised in the title track, a tidy hybrid of Mission of Burma circa Signals, Calls and Marches EP, Pop Group and early Captain Beefheart. An impressive snapshot of greater things to come" - Alternative Ulster Magazine


"Satellite People - Glimmermen"

"Ballsy, bluesy ..Satellite People is the debut EP from post-punk trio Glimmermen, a genre-hopping new band composed entirely of homegrown underground rock veterans" - Hot Press


Discography

Satellite People EP 2012

http://glimmermen.bandcamp.com/

I'm Dead LP 2013

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Formed in 2010 from the ashes of revered Irish bands Boxes (Gavin Cowley, vocals, guitar), Jackbeast (J Bassetti, stand-up bass, vocals) and Holy Ghost Fathers (Phil Murray, drums, vocals), Glimmermen are a stripped-down three piece that take rock and roll back to its primitive core. Having quickly earned a reputation for their intense live shows, the band released their debut EP “Satellite People” last year to widespread acclaim and comparisons to Television, Pop Group and Mission of Burma.

Decamping to Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore last year as Hurricane Sandy was battering the eastern seaboard, the trio hunkered down with ex-Jawbox frontman J Robbins at the controls to record their debut album. Their intention was to capture the sound of a band playing live in a room to two-inch tape, eschewing frills or effects, giving the music room to breath. The result is a stark, honest life-affirming collection of songs.

Built on the rock-solid foundations of Phil Murray’s inventive drumming and J Bassetti’s propulsive stand-up bass, “I’m Dead” deals with themes of life, love, regret, paranoia and hope with Gavin Cowley’s sinewy guitar work and distinctive vocals using the sparse arrangements to maximum effect.

Kicking off with the celebratory ska-infused call-to-arms of the title track, “I’m Dead” is an engaging journey from start to finish, from the menacing spoken-word post-rock blues on “Angels & Devils” to the wisftul pop of “This Town” through to the haunting finale “Home”. With “I’m Dead”, Glimmermen have announced their arrival as a band that is very much alive and in the moment.

GLIMMERMEN SATELLITE PEOPLE EP IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM iTUNES, BANDCAMP OR AMAZON etc. Released on Greyslate Records. Free Promo track download available from AOL Spinner's SONG OF THE DAY http://www.spinner.com/2012/05/26/glimmermen-ill-be-free-download/

"GOLD THAT GLIMMERS" - The Irish Daily Star

"With refreshingly intelligent guitar work evoking both Television and Maps and Atlases, the four tracks on Satellite People are perhaps best surmised in the title track, a tidy hybrid of Mission of Burma circa Signals, Calls and Marches EP, Pop Group and early Captain Beefheart. An impressive snapshot of greater things to come" - AU Magazine www.iheartau.com

"Eclectic, sparse indie rock, which compares favorably to bands like Mission Of Burma and Husker Du" - RCRDLBL http://rcrdlbl.com/ (U.S.)

"Satellite People, the trio's debut EP, turns out to be one of the best releases to invade my eardrums since the dawning of 2012...post-rock instrumental brilliance. Exceptional EP" - GMANWORLD http://www.thegmanworld.com/

"Ballsy, bluesy ..Satellite People is the debut EP from post-punk trio Glimmermen, a genre-hopping new band composed entirely of homegrown underground rock veterans" - HOT PRESS

"Glimmermen are a different sort of band. In a sea of Spector-like indie landfill fodder they wear their honesty & integrity on their black sleeves with a sound that goes straight to the heart. Glimmermen know exactly the sound they want to make & that's something we want to hear" - Le Cool Magazine Dublin

"With Satellite People Glimmermen have found a spot that suits them to explore a range of rock songwriting, subtly arranged around heavy-end riffs and offbeat melodies. You can hear they're rockers but for Glimmermen it's a chance to burst into pop song" - Nay McArdle, THUMPED www.thumped.com

GLIMMERMEN features former members of Boxes, Jackbeast and Holy Ghost Fathers.

Gavin Cowley (vocals, guitar, harmonica and keys) is one half of 2-piece rock band Boxes who released three albums including the critically lauded “Bad Blood” recorded by Steve Albini in Electrical Audio Chicago, released on Dutch label Laterax. Boxes played gigs with Dinosaur Jnr., Nomeansno and The Ex.

J. Bassetti (double bass and vocals) played with Jackbeast an inspirational Post-Punk band from Dublin circa 1990s and controversial Electro outfit ‘Burning Love Jumpsuit’ who specialised in a subtle form of disco-infused media terrorism. They also featured on John Peels ‘Festive 50’ in 2002.

Phil Murray (drums and vocals) played drums with The Holy Ghost Fathers between 2001-2007 their self-released ‘Cock of the Walk’ album received critical acclaim. Phil moved to Melbourne, Australia where he played drums with Gluefoot and The Blue Poles.

Contact Glimmermen for bookings etc glimmermen@gmail.com