GLOO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY" TODAY VIA HASSLE RECORDS



RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY’ OUT NOW VIA HASSLE RECORDS


STREAM/LISTEN HERE




"It’s quintessential British miserabilism filtered through Dinosaur Jr.-esque freak rock… Despite its self-defeating title, How Not To Be Happy can’t help but put a smile on your face." - Kerrang! KKKK


"A half-hour blast of full-power rebellion, GLOO’s second album ‘How Not To Be Happy’ proves they’re a band here for a good time… Turn it loud, let down your hair, and prepare to have a whole lot of fun." - Upset ****


"…an intense sounding set of likeable songs." - NARC. ****


South-coast 3 piece indie-punks GLOO have released their exuberant sophomore album ‘HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY’. Their latest offering packs 10 tracks of escapism that reflect the drudgery of the everyday, packed into a thirty-minute blur of power-pop, post-grunge and punk rock masterpiece.


HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY’ is out now via Hassle Records.


"Our second fucking record through an actual record label, what the fuck! It feels like a lifetime ago we were locked away in the studio, grinding it out making sure we were getting the best versions out of ourselves for this beast of an album and now here we are... It feels so great to open ourselves up to everyone on this album, and showcase our wide range of influences. We feel like we’ve achieved the most honest and rawest versions of these tracks. It’s a rollercoaster journey from start to finish with plenty of colour. See you at a gig soon. We can’t wait to see what you all think and what the future holds for us Littlehampton small town boys." - GLOO


Stream/listen to ‘HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY’ HERE



HIGH-RES ARTWORK HERE


‘HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY’ TRACKLISTING

1. I Can't Hear Myself Think

2. Ride

3. Work So Hard

4. No One Give’s A Fuck

5. Swimming In Your Sea

6. Take The Piss

7. Down

8. Permanent

9. Big Smoke

10. Rizla


Be sure to check out Gloo live at one of the following dates:


August

27th - Edge By The Sea, Littlehampton (album release show)


September

3rd - The Hobbit, Southampton

4th - Soma Festival, London

15th - Bloc+, Glasgow

16th - Little Buildings, Newcastle

17th - Play Brew Taproom, Middlesborough

18th - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

21st - The Factory Live, Worthing

27th - The Malt Shovel, Horsham

29th - Green Door Store, Brighton

30th - Whiskers, Newquay


October

1st - Apple and Parrot, Torquay

7th - The Jacaranda, Liverpool

8th - Satan's Hollow, Manchester

9th - The Lanes, Bristol


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


MORE ON GLOO


Formed in 2017 by brothers Thomas (vocals/guitar) and Mark Harfield (drums) – the three-piece’s line-up minted soon after by the addition of bassist and Tom’s old school friend Simon Keet – GLOO, it’s important to understand, are not in the business of serious rock 'n' roll. No, that can be left to the po-faced for whom being in a band seems more chore than enjoyment. Being raised on listening to AC/DC in your dad’s car will shape your view of music in such a way. Growing up in a place such as Littlehampton, a faded seaside town on England’s south coast 20 miles east of Brighton and a world away from London’s bright lights, instils a certain appreciation for life’s simple things. But if we’re not here for a long time, we might as well have a good time, right?


GLOO’s debut album ‘A Pathetic Youth’ and subsequent ‘Stop And Stare’ EP laid down the musical blueprint for the band, echoing the likes of Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Husker Du and Sugar – three-pieces who similarly preached of the power in the purity of when guitar, bass and drums collide – and earned support from the likes of Spotify, Radio 1 (Dan P. Carter, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens) and Kerrang!. The band’s high-octane live shows, meanwhile, won fans the old-fashioned way via support slots with Press Club, Queen Kwong and Demob Happy, and appearances at festivals including 2000Trees and The Great Escape.The lessons learned during those years have all coalesced into shaping not only How Not To Be Happy’s sound – a more melodic, looser, slacker GLOO – but also its spirit.



GLOO:

Thomas Harfield - guitar & vox / Mark Harfield - drums & vox / Simon Keet - bass & vox


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