Glister

Glister

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"Blondie meets Black Sabbath!"

Biography

Glister is based in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, Australia. The band plays a range of guitar-based music, from gently layered intricate songs through to catchy up-beat melodic rock, all immersed in Samantha’s sparkling vocals. The music has been described as both hypnotic rock and power pop.

As well as singing, Samantha also plays guitar. Mark is the main guitarist and songwriter, Chris is the bass player, and Troy beats the drums.

The band cite influences such as The Superjesus, George, Lisa Loeb, Madder Rose, Smashing Pumpkins, Something For Kate, Killing Heidi and Swirl. They have been likened to "Blondie meets Black Sabbath".

Glister recently released their first full length album, titled ‘Be There Soon…’. It was recorded at Gangstar Studios in the Blue Mountains with Dave Dwyer (ex 1927) in the producer’s seat. The finishing touches were then added by mastering guru Don Bartley (of Studio 301 fame). The single ‘Waking Up’ has been receiving strongly positive reviews. The stunning single artwork was put together by an old school-friend, John Curtin, who will also be doing the album artwork.

Glister have played more gigs than they can count, including local pubs (Kelts Bar, Planet Rock, Hotel Gearin), inner-city pubs (Hopetoun, Bar Broadway, Bat N Ball, Club 77 etc), festivals (Grounded, Prankfest, Winter Magic, Black Stump) and a few shows further a field (Newcastle, Bathurst). In addition, Glister have played repeated periods of residency at the Blue Tongue Café in Glenbrook, showing a more intimate acoustic side to the band.

Glister have had tracks featured on many compilation CDs in Australia and the USA including Grow Your Own 8, Buyindiemusic.com 1, and Skratch Magazine sampler.

More info about the band can be found at the website www.glister.com.au

ADD US: myspace.com/glister1

Lyrics

Waking Up

Written By: Glister

Try holding your breath under water
Try staying up watching the sky
Hold on to the string that unwinds you
Just long enough, just long enough

Oh-oo-oh-oh-ohh
I'm waking up again

Try leaving your heart in the water
Try looking away as you drown
Hold on to the piece in your puzzle
Just long enough, just long enough

Oh-oo-oh-oh-ohh
I'm waking up again

Over

Written By: Glister

Don't tell me it's rained again
Your words leave me dangling
Like the spider with his last string
Trying to find a corner and start his life

Over again
Over again

Unstitch my mind again
I feel you pull at the thinnest of strings
It's hard to know if we'll find the end
Or just keep winding up here or there

Over again
Over again

Close up your eyes again
It's hard to stop remembering
There's flashes like strobe and
It's becoming an unfashionable picture show

Over again
Over again
It's over again
It's over again

Don't tell me it's rained again

Spacedog (radio edit)

Written By: Glister

Spacedog - are you ready to go?
Backpack, leash and bones

Spacedog
Spacedog

Don't be afraid to call
Come home, there's water in your bowl

Spacedog
Spacedog

Don't be away for long
Come home, we're singing your song

Discography

- Binary Boy / Creatures demo available through www.publicrevolution.com

- Be There Soon... (2005) full length album out now through www.somersaultmusic.com.au and www.notlame.com

- Queensland (single - 2004). Includes the track 'Waking Up' which has received airplay on KAOSfm, NOVA and the video clip has been aired in Australia on Channel [V], RAGE, MTV and Ch31. Tracks are available through iTunes Music Store and The Orchard.

Set List

We like to play a set of around 30-40 minutes, leaving a lasting impression on the audience, without drawing the set out too long. We like to play all of our original songs, but occasionally throw in a cute cover song like the Buffy theme...