ALBUM REVIEW: GLOO – How Not To Be Happy | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Hassle Records

Released: 27.08.21







The second full length album from South Coast three-piece GLOO features bundles of energy as they sing about normal life stuff like work and partying with attitude. This is a fun band with a punk/rock feel similar to the Wildheart’s splinter group The Yo-Yos.

The trio have created an intense sounding set of likeable songs. Lyrically, there is a push against the drudgery of the ‘work, sleep and repeat’ existence. The sing along lyrics fly over the crashing guitars in a reminder of how Green Day sounded before they went corporate. The loose swagger in each song hides a tight musical unit. Gloo’s latest release is the antithesis to the huge mountain of self-help books that exist about self-improvement.




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