“He was just one of those guys with that weird light around him. He just knew he wasn’t gonna get so much as a scratch here.”
This quote from ‘Apocalypse Now’ is an all time favourite, mostly because it encapsulates my philosophy on life in general. It felt particularly true during my pharmacologically fuelled 90’s – it’s essence, suffusing the alacrity of my tribe, gathered here under the collective banner, of Eindhoven Psych Lab 2016.
The rush was immediate and vital, teleporting me back to my former teenage self, listening to the likes of the Angelic Upstarts. Bands who share the gift of rhetoric, anthems soaked in the visceral struggle, for the overthrow of our chinless feudal overlords. Surely not too much to ask for, at this supposed pinnacle of civilisation.
Having been welcomed into The Gluts‘ wider family, since first discovering their innate recipe for “noise and punk” back in 2014, I fully appreciate their penchant for excess.
The latest video release for ‘That’s Me’, from their forthcoming follow-up album, to the debut ‘Warsaw‘, gleefully continues their effusive trajectory – ‘That’s Me’ is no shrinking violet, there are no reticent wallflowers here…