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INTERVIEW: Gloo

Hi Mark, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’ve been fantastic!! Having an absolute ball at the minute.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Holiday”?

This is probably one of the first tracks we had finished for the album and it was always gonna be a single. It’s probably one of the more relatable of our tracks as who doesn’t need a fucking holiday? Everyone surely! Its nice to say something that you know everyone’s thinking. It’s probably the chirpiest of our songs but has a nice dirtiness as does anything tom puts his vocals on.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Working all the time. Just the idea of slaving away all year to save enough money to be able to actually do what you wanna do for only one week was kind of depressing so this song just shouts that in your face.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We don’t mess about with videos. It was filmed in our lovely hometown of Littlehampton on marks iPhone with a selfie stick with the helping hand of our mate sonny! We just wanted to make it look like a real shit holiday and i think we managed that. Never taking ourselves too seriously we all just fucked about on kid’s rides and pedalo swans and cut it up to the track! It took about 4 hours and we just had fun so the experience was great. No one got hurt so all was well.

The single comes off your new album A Pathetic Youth – what’s the story behind the title?

Honestly, it’s mainly because it sounds pretty cool and then secondly fits the vibe of most of the tracks. The songs are written mainly about growing up and the shit that comes with it so the title was perfect. Also we love a play on words so having apathetic and a pathetic was pretty neat.

How was the recording and writing process?

We had a super short amount of time to write as we lied to a small label at the time and said we had 12 tracks ready when we had about 5!! We had tons of ideas though and the deadline of flying to N.Ireland to lay them down squeezed out 10 beauties (in our opinion). We tracked all the vocals in marks basement and did all production kind of stuff there too. We like to be able to have a creative finger in all the pies whether it be tracking vocals, doing remixes, filming videos or doing artwork.

What role does Sussex play in your music?

We live there so it’s pretty big. Without it we would be countless. It’s a nice place to live and I guess in some way it means we don’t have to get involved in street fights and civil wars on the daily which is comforting and allows to have the time to rehearse and play live.

What aspect of youth did you get to explore on this record?

Mainly the bits you didn’t like. All the being told what to do, what to say and how to act bits. We didn’t have bad upbringings but we know what parts of it we weren’t massive fans of and that’s what a lot of the songs are about.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re playing 2000 trees and Wickham festival this year and were booking a tour for mid-august for which all the dates and shit will be announced soon. We wanna play everywhere basically. Whether or not we will is going to depend on how poor we want to be after it finishes.

What else is happening next in Gloo’s world?

Right now we are thinking up ideas for the next video which we can assure you is going to be a banger! Looking forward to releasing the whole album so people can hear more than the few we have up and also its cool to say you have an album out….isn’t it. We are already writing more songs and making the live show snazzy as fuck so we just want to play these upcoming shows and hopefully people will be into it!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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