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GLOO – ‘A Pathetic Youth’ Album Review

GLOO – A Pathetic Youth

GlooSussex, England punks GLOO are set to release their debut album, A Pathetic Youth on 6th July. The ten-track album opens with the raucous, Holiday (check out the video shot in their home town of Littlehampton) with pounding beats, serrated guitars and imploring, urgent vocals.

Next up is No Shit Sally and GLOO turn up the pace to deliver a modern punker with great vocals and a Motorhead riff whereas Force You showcases an excellent vocal performance laid on top of a driving riff and pounding beat. GLOO manage to meld a glam-rock with punk sound and it produces melodic, hook-laden powerful punk throughout.

Hit It manages to channel The Kinks and Green Day at the same time and it works and Let Me Have Some is a rollicking rock and roller with a soaring chorus. The pummeling drums of Pig lead into a monster riff fueling some angry vocals – loved this one!

On Say Yes the band continue to mine the formula of pounding beats, huge riffs and hooks with some restrained segments meeting big choruses and urgent vocals and they up the power on Act My Age with its excellent rhythmic approach.

This is super album, one of the freshest of the year so far and the penultimate song, Dripping Wet drives along at 100mph and the closer, Pissheads is a huge anthem that will demand many a singalong when played live with fists in the air choruses and stomping verses. GLOO are well worth checking out live and on record – you will not be disappointed –they are the real deal!!!

Get a chunk of A Pathetic Youth by GLOO at all the usual places.