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The US garage-synth trio The Gloomies will be releasing the EP Blackout on the 1st of April.
The opening track of the five on the release – Bleached Out has been made available in advance of time.
Marking a new direction of travel The Gloomies have centred their sound and whilst not exactly balancing recording, there is a calmer distortion that threads through Bleached Out giving the track a new presence. The synths are allowed to take far greater prominence, enabling the trio to stretch out the sounds, giving the composition a more spacious playground than previously heard.
Once senses The Gloomies are moving more towards the Mojave and leaving Long Beach as a distant horizon.
The Gloomies is a garage-surf quartet from the USA.
Their début three track single LSD is scheduled for release on the 16th.
The title track and opener is a good place to get to know The Gloomies as a tempered combination of synth and guitar slide out of the speakers, as though laden with heavy morning dew teasing of a sunlit day ahead. LSD contains a wistful backwash that keeps the ears engaged, along with shadowed lightness of percussion which urges the audience to take skipping footsteps, whilst the overarching moss weighs down the submerged frivolity, akin to excitement and simultaneous consternation of change.
The Gloomies open their account in the music scene with a high bar of future expectation and it will be interesting to listen to the band develop over the coming years, as given their first instalment, there is much in which to be enthused.