Glowhouse
Gig Seeker Pro

Glowhouse

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF
Band Folk New Age

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

This band hasn't logged any past gigs

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


"Interview : The Jukebox (New York, New York)"

How did you come up with the name Glowhouse?
I got the name from a short story I wrote awhile back. It is suppose to represent a safe place, or something to return to. One day, I want to print the story. All in time.

What made you want to get into music?
I’ve always had an interest and love for it, but I think it must have been when I was in 8th grade, I heard De-Loused In The Comatorium by The Mars Volta, and immediately was set that music is what I needed to be doing. That album still changes me when I hear it.

How would you describe your sound?
This one is always difficult for me. I think the backbone of it all is definitely that of a singer/songwriter project. But with a lot of influence from classical, ambient, and hardcore music and a very dark thematic approach, I am honestly not sure what genre it would fit into.

Can you tell us more about your new album Deadweight?
Deadweight is an album about my general struggles with the hopeless feelings I’ve dealt with for the greater part of my life, but still very much holding on to my undying hope in humans. It definitely has a dark vibe to it, but still has a feeling of hope to wrap it all up as well.

Who are some of your musical influences?
Musical influences are all over the board. I would say for Glowhouse, the 2 bands that really stick out as influences at the moment are Radiohead and Converge.
Radiohead continues to show me that literally anything is possible in music, and I love every sound they make. And Converge because of how beautiful their music
can be even when its at its most raw, gust busting part, they still very much maintain heavy purpose and actual substance. They’re lyrics have hit me harder than any other band I can think of too.

Where does the inspiration for your music come from?
Alot of it is from personal turmoil for sure. A lot of trying to figure myself out and not hate what I learn. Its my outlet to say things I wouldn’t normally say, and to
really let my emotions speak out, where I keep them nestled inside a lot of the time in normal day to day life.

Do you have any shows coming up?
Yes! I will be heading out on tour In the latter half of May through July. Hitting the south, east, midwest, North west, west coast of the US for close to two months. official dates will be announced soon on my site(s)

Who have you been listening to lately?
My buddy just burnt me an album by The Format and I’m loving it. Dear and the headlights (RIP) and A LOT of mainstream radio.

Is there anything else that we should be on the lookout for within the next year?
My new ep Slow Tide comes out May 10th, touring the US the rest of the year, and a new Full Length out in the Fall. and a few collabs and smaller releases.

Thanks for your time! Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?
Just thanks for listening! and Download Slow Tide for FREE on May 10th via Bandcamp! (glowhouse.bandcamp.com) and hope to see everyone out on the road soon. Thanks for having me. - The Jukebox


"Interview : The Jukebox (New York, New York)"

How did you come up with the name Glowhouse?
I got the name from a short story I wrote awhile back. It is suppose to represent a safe place, or something to return to. One day, I want to print the story. All in time.

What made you want to get into music?
I’ve always had an interest and love for it, but I think it must have been when I was in 8th grade, I heard De-Loused In The Comatorium by The Mars Volta, and immediately was set that music is what I needed to be doing. That album still changes me when I hear it.

How would you describe your sound?
This one is always difficult for me. I think the backbone of it all is definitely that of a singer/songwriter project. But with a lot of influence from classical, ambient, and hardcore music and a very dark thematic approach, I am honestly not sure what genre it would fit into.

Can you tell us more about your new album Deadweight?
Deadweight is an album about my general struggles with the hopeless feelings I’ve dealt with for the greater part of my life, but still very much holding on to my undying hope in humans. It definitely has a dark vibe to it, but still has a feeling of hope to wrap it all up as well.

Who are some of your musical influences?
Musical influences are all over the board. I would say for Glowhouse, the 2 bands that really stick out as influences at the moment are Radiohead and Converge.
Radiohead continues to show me that literally anything is possible in music, and I love every sound they make. And Converge because of how beautiful their music
can be even when its at its most raw, gust busting part, they still very much maintain heavy purpose and actual substance. They’re lyrics have hit me harder than any other band I can think of too.

Where does the inspiration for your music come from?
Alot of it is from personal turmoil for sure. A lot of trying to figure myself out and not hate what I learn. Its my outlet to say things I wouldn’t normally say, and to
really let my emotions speak out, where I keep them nestled inside a lot of the time in normal day to day life.

Do you have any shows coming up?
Yes! I will be heading out on tour In the latter half of May through July. Hitting the south, east, midwest, North west, west coast of the US for close to two months. official dates will be announced soon on my site(s)

Who have you been listening to lately?
My buddy just burnt me an album by The Format and I’m loving it. Dear and the headlights (RIP) and A LOT of mainstream radio.

Is there anything else that we should be on the lookout for within the next year?
My new ep Slow Tide comes out May 10th, touring the US the rest of the year, and a new Full Length out in the Fall. and a few collabs and smaller releases.

Thanks for your time! Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?
Just thanks for listening! and Download Slow Tide for FREE on May 10th via Bandcamp! (glowhouse.bandcamp.com) and hope to see everyone out on the road soon. Thanks for having me. - The Jukebox


"Interview : Thisblogisok (Canada)"

Glowhouse’s main man Alex Sugg was nice enough to answer some questions I wanted to throw his way. As you many Glowhouse fans have been reading all the nice things I’ve been writing, you know that I personally I’m a huge fan of his last album Deadweight, and I wanted to know more about the man that released one of the best indie albums I’ve ever heard. We talk about that, a new album, Drake, Converge, screaming, The Lobo Theater and more….

How long have you been writing as Glowhouse?

I have been writing like this for a little over a year now. Since November of 2009 I believe.

Have you played with bands in the past of have you primarily always wanted to do your own thing?

I currently play in another band. We are still deciding on a name, and all I can really say its heavy. And i scream in it. But, I have played in way too many bands over the past 5 years haha. My first real band started when I was a freshman in Highschool, and we were an instrumental post rock group by the name Braillist. 2 of the 3 other members now play with Glowhouse’ as our full band outfit when we do it. I also played drums in a math/circus/dance duo called Nose Whistler for awhile. And besides that, I was pretty much ‘The Drummer’ for whatever of my friends bands needed one. Off hand, I can count 6 bands other bands Ive played with the last few years. Could be more too. haha

I noticed you’ve kept most of your shows in the Albuquerque area so far, do you have any plans in the near future to bring Glowhouse possibly on a tour?

I have definitely been playing primarily in NM over the year due to lack of mobility (School) But I will be out on the road this summer/fall, hitting Eastern and Western states. And after that, my goal is Europe by sometime next year. But we will see. Kind of a long shot.

I caught that you’re up to recording an EP right now, any details you wanna drop on the blog?

The EP is being recorded right now, and will be released in May right as the summer tours begin. As far as details go, it has a new sound and feel to it for sure. Keeping the Glowhouse vibe but definitely a bit of fresh air and sound in there. I dont want to say the wrong thing about it though, so maybe just wait for the thisblogisok review! ha

Any plans for a follow up album to Deadweight in the near future?

The new LP has its title and is 100% written and ready to go. I have been recording it with a good buddie named Andy Othling, who also plays under the name Lowercase Noises.(check him out. amazing stuff) We are about 25% finished with the recording of it, and I would be expecting a fall release.

On your facebook site, you’ve add as “likes” or influences from anyone from Sigur Ros to Radiohead to Death Cab For Cutie to Drake, is their any one band or artist that’s directly inspired you?

Any ONE band or artist that has inspired me is a difficult question! But, through the past year or so I have felt a very strong connection to Drake (dead serious) for his work ethic, talent and promising way of presenting himself. He’s in it for the long Haul, and I appreciate that. Musically, I think a few strong influences were Grouper, City and Colour, Radiohead and Converge.

I can see the Grouper, City and Colour, and Radiohead influence there, but Converge is a surprise. What do you like and/or take away from their music? Are you a hardcore/metal fan?

Converge is one of those bands I will never let go of. Their album YOU FAIL ME saved me through some really dark times. I love them because they are the living example of how beautiful something “Ugly” can truly be, and that however hopeless and alone I have felt all of my life, there is ALWAYS something worth living, and breathing and working for. I owe that band a lot of thanks. But, I am a huge fan of heavy music for sure. I heard Calculating Infinity by the Dillinger Escape Plan when I was in 4th grade from my older brother, and have been sold ever since.

Is there any one artist or band that influenced the sound of Deadweight? Was there anyone you were trying to sonically emulate?

However cliche it sounds, I really went into this not wanting to sound like other bands. So my intent was never really to sound like anyone else, even though I probably do. But, I think when I did start writing these songs I had just heard Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill by Grouper, and was just so into what she was doing on that record, I really wanted to go for something similar. But I try my best to do my own thing, if that makes sense.

Is there anything personally that went into or influenced Deadweight?

So much of me went into this record. There is a consistent theme throughout of the emptiness and lonliness I have felt for the greater part of my life, But there is always a sense of hope in there as well. I have faith, in humans. We can do amazing things if we try. And that has been incredibly inspiring in and of itself to me and really came out in the album I think.

I’m reall - thisblogisok.com


"Interview : Thisblogisok (Canada)"

Glowhouse’s main man Alex Sugg was nice enough to answer some questions I wanted to throw his way. As you many Glowhouse fans have been reading all the nice things I’ve been writing, you know that I personally I’m a huge fan of his last album Deadweight, and I wanted to know more about the man that released one of the best indie albums I’ve ever heard. We talk about that, a new album, Drake, Converge, screaming, The Lobo Theater and more….

How long have you been writing as Glowhouse?

I have been writing like this for a little over a year now. Since November of 2009 I believe.

Have you played with bands in the past of have you primarily always wanted to do your own thing?

I currently play in another band. We are still deciding on a name, and all I can really say its heavy. And i scream in it. But, I have played in way too many bands over the past 5 years haha. My first real band started when I was a freshman in Highschool, and we were an instrumental post rock group by the name Braillist. 2 of the 3 other members now play with Glowhouse’ as our full band outfit when we do it. I also played drums in a math/circus/dance duo called Nose Whistler for awhile. And besides that, I was pretty much ‘The Drummer’ for whatever of my friends bands needed one. Off hand, I can count 6 bands other bands Ive played with the last few years. Could be more too. haha

I noticed you’ve kept most of your shows in the Albuquerque area so far, do you have any plans in the near future to bring Glowhouse possibly on a tour?

I have definitely been playing primarily in NM over the year due to lack of mobility (School) But I will be out on the road this summer/fall, hitting Eastern and Western states. And after that, my goal is Europe by sometime next year. But we will see. Kind of a long shot.

I caught that you’re up to recording an EP right now, any details you wanna drop on the blog?

The EP is being recorded right now, and will be released in May right as the summer tours begin. As far as details go, it has a new sound and feel to it for sure. Keeping the Glowhouse vibe but definitely a bit of fresh air and sound in there. I dont want to say the wrong thing about it though, so maybe just wait for the thisblogisok review! ha

Any plans for a follow up album to Deadweight in the near future?

The new LP has its title and is 100% written and ready to go. I have been recording it with a good buddie named Andy Othling, who also plays under the name Lowercase Noises.(check him out. amazing stuff) We are about 25% finished with the recording of it, and I would be expecting a fall release.

On your facebook site, you’ve add as “likes” or influences from anyone from Sigur Ros to Radiohead to Death Cab For Cutie to Drake, is their any one band or artist that’s directly inspired you?

Any ONE band or artist that has inspired me is a difficult question! But, through the past year or so I have felt a very strong connection to Drake (dead serious) for his work ethic, talent and promising way of presenting himself. He’s in it for the long Haul, and I appreciate that. Musically, I think a few strong influences were Grouper, City and Colour, Radiohead and Converge.

I can see the Grouper, City and Colour, and Radiohead influence there, but Converge is a surprise. What do you like and/or take away from their music? Are you a hardcore/metal fan?

Converge is one of those bands I will never let go of. Their album YOU FAIL ME saved me through some really dark times. I love them because they are the living example of how beautiful something “Ugly” can truly be, and that however hopeless and alone I have felt all of my life, there is ALWAYS something worth living, and breathing and working for. I owe that band a lot of thanks. But, I am a huge fan of heavy music for sure. I heard Calculating Infinity by the Dillinger Escape Plan when I was in 4th grade from my older brother, and have been sold ever since.

Is there any one artist or band that influenced the sound of Deadweight? Was there anyone you were trying to sonically emulate?

However cliche it sounds, I really went into this not wanting to sound like other bands. So my intent was never really to sound like anyone else, even though I probably do. But, I think when I did start writing these songs I had just heard Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill by Grouper, and was just so into what she was doing on that record, I really wanted to go for something similar. But I try my best to do my own thing, if that makes sense.

Is there anything personally that went into or influenced Deadweight?

So much of me went into this record. There is a consistent theme throughout of the emptiness and lonliness I have felt for the greater part of my life, But there is always a sense of hope in there as well. I have faith, in humans. We can do amazing things if we try. And that has been incredibly inspiring in and of itself to me and really came out in the album I think.

I’m reall - thisblogisok.com


"Glowhouse-Deadweight"

Glowhouse – Deadweight (Independent)
Elegant and desolate, Glowhouse’s debut album might just be the most beautifully graceful artistic statement I’ve heard so far this year. It’s stirring blend of heartfelt words and stripped back arrangements affects me in much the same way as when I first heard Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ or The Cure’s equally sparse ‘Faith’ album. Alex Sugg, the gentleman who has assumed the Glowhouse name, has shaped a collection of songs full of gently disturbing emotions and delicate dreamscapes. Folk based, yet undeniably soulful in its delivery, ‘Deadweight’ may well as the natural inheritor of Bon Iver’s well-deserved acclaim. I hope it happens sooner rather than later, because it would an absolute travesty if songs like ‘Blood In The Snow’ and ‘Afternoon’ failed to find the audience they so richly deserved. Head over to the Glowhouse MySpace page to hear for yourself:
www.myspace.com/glowhouse
-Simon M. Leicester Bangs (UK)

- Leicester Bangs (UK)


"Glowhouse-Deadweight"

Glowhouse – Deadweight (Independent)
Elegant and desolate, Glowhouse’s debut album might just be the most beautifully graceful artistic statement I’ve heard so far this year. It’s stirring blend of heartfelt words and stripped back arrangements affects me in much the same way as when I first heard Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ or The Cure’s equally sparse ‘Faith’ album. Alex Sugg, the gentleman who has assumed the Glowhouse name, has shaped a collection of songs full of gently disturbing emotions and delicate dreamscapes. Folk based, yet undeniably soulful in its delivery, ‘Deadweight’ may well as the natural inheritor of Bon Iver’s well-deserved acclaim. I hope it happens sooner rather than later, because it would an absolute travesty if songs like ‘Blood In The Snow’ and ‘Afternoon’ failed to find the audience they so richly deserved. Head over to the Glowhouse MySpace page to hear for yourself:
www.myspace.com/glowhouse
-Simon M. Leicester Bangs (UK)

- Leicester Bangs (UK)


Discography

'Winter 2009' EP (5 Songs, Limited to 100 handmade copies, Released December 19th 2009)

'Deadweight' LP (10 songs, Limited to 1,000 Professionally printed copies, Released May 8th 2010)

'Slow Tide' EP (2 Songs, Online distro, Limited physical copies to 75, Released May 10th 2011)

'TBA' LP (9 songs, Self Released at 1000 copies,Expected early 2012 release)

Photos

Bio

This project is solace.

It's that single pinewood cabin, built with calloused hands, up in all that black, whose single candle light still flickers on the worn, knotted dining room table, and you can make it out on the hillside - a dim, vague glow in the middle of all those trees in the middle of that mist that holds them.

You can go to those places, in the stillness, when you close your eyes to these sounds. Alex Sugg took a dream and told it in a song.

Musically, Albuquerque, New Mexico doesn't hold a large amount of precedence when it comes to the voices who call it home, but that may soon change. Alex Sugg has been heavily involved in multiple projects vastly different from this particular priority: Glowhouse - a folk-esque, neo-soul, haunting and beautiful focus that acts as an outlet and a love and a dream.

Glowhouse reveals a more minimalistic artistry when compared to his previous endeavors. December's limited-release, Winter 2009, was little more than an acoustic guitar accompanying heavy vocal direction, but it was something new, and acted as the perfect catalyst towards an enthusiastic acceptance, which encouraged its dreamy, creative freedom. A sadness and a joy seemed to flow out of Sugg's vocal chords, and they came out together, conflicted and at peace; both teary nods of understanding and blurred questions resonating off of the chords his fingers find in that guitar.

Now, after months of spilling pen to paper, Deadweight follows as Glowhouse's debut long player. Full instrumentation finds its way into the recordings, and while continuing that vocal drive, there is a song writing maturity manifest structurally and lyrically. Tracks like "Afternoon" explore a lighter tone, and the sounds shine like colors. Life, love, loss and growth pour themselves out in the gloomy, folk-laden ambience of the album, and tenfold from the stage. It resonates thickly, pierces deeply, and it floats in the air like you can see it and get carried away to wherever its waves take you.

Here's to hoping you find your dream, your glowing candle in that quiet, lonely country.
-Levi Macallister (Levi The Poet, HM Magazine)