Glimmermen will release their Satellite People EP on March 2nd. A launch gig with Autumn Owls & Family Planning will be held that night, Upstairs at Whelan’s.
Satellite People will be released on CD by Greyslate Records & will also be available to download from http://glimmermen.bandcamp.com. The video for the first track on the EP ‘Good Man’ is down below, and a full Irish tour is in the works.
It’s very rare for a band to emerge as perfectly formed as Glimmermen have done with their debut EP Satellite People. But these guys are something of an underground supergroup, with each of the three members bringing to the table a wealth of musical creativity learned and earned as stalwarts of the Dublin rock scene over the past 15 years.
Together they make a sound they describe as ‘Urban PostRock Blues’. Satellite People EP is four cuts of intelligent guitar pop, full of elemental ingenuity and packed with subtle bluesey hooks, all skillfully captured by Steve Shannon (Experimental Audio) in September 2011.
Glimmermen (EP Launch)
Upstairs at Whelan’s
Friday 2nd March 2012
Autumn Owls formed and began reparing ideas in 2007. The three-piece from Dublin converted a shed into a recording space and began writing and recording. The band self-released their debut EP “Insomnia Lodge” in May 2008 to very favourable reviews. The follow-up to their debut EP was released in December 2008. Another five track EP titled “On the Trail of the Disappearing”
The new tracks were recorded at Westland studios with producer Ciaran Bradshaw. “On the Trail of the Disappearing” marked a bigger and more adventurous sound from the band. The EP was greeted with critical acclaim from Irish, UK and US reviewers.
Family Planning are a 3 piece band of interplanetary troubadours operating from a re-enforced underground bunker in Portobello, Dublin. Graduating from the Pavement style plinkings of Slurps in 2010, Aaron McGrattan, Shannon Duvall and Jason Juman formed Family Planning as soon as the hangover had worn off, and they had got their instruments out of pawn.