Newcomers Gleam are what’s left of Wide Eyed – a band who emerged amongst the burgeoning ‘B-Town’ scene of a few years back, but perhaps didn’t find the audience they were looking for as a result of being shadowed by the popularity of Peace and Swim Deep – two bands that shimmered and successfully caught the hearts of many twee 14-year-old girls. However, Gleam’s new single, ‘Fake’, is not to be referred to alongside the music of the aforementioned.
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‘Fake’ is a song that’s drenched in loud, noisy guitar riffs embedded amongst thunderous, pulsating cymbals. Gleam’s music is akin to that made by Nirvana, except with a lighter, more melodic twist. Sat comfortably between grunge and shoegaze, ‘Fake’ is a track that’s destined to be popular amongst Ride and Mudhoney fans alike. Keep an eye on this lot by following them on Twitter or Facebook.
Words by Emmie Morris – @_emmiem