South London four-piece Glossii – Sofia Zanghirella, Charlie Lock, Lewis Smith and Reuben Rost – talk about their slice of convincingly ambitious rock, called ‘Runaway Rockaway’, which is out now via Big Indie Records.
Hi Glossii how are you today?
We’re alright cheers!
Good!…So. What’s your new single ‘Runaway Rockaway’ all about?
The song is about running away and therefore hoping you mind will be cleared from all the bollocks that’s going on these days. We thought it would be a joke to name it after takeshis castle game show but it stuck.
How does the songwriting process work in the band?
We always write together. We each write our own specific part but then we all tweak each others aswell as the lyrics. It works for us anyway.
Who would you say are your biggest influences musically?
As a band our music tastes differ. Mainly from alt rock to punk. Also synth pop, metal and a load of mindless joke music which we somehow find hilarious.
Where do you think your sound fits in the music industry today?
We are trying to create our own scene. It’s ambitious. But that’s us. We are also hopeful to start gigging in the ‘so young’ circuit with venues such as windmill Brixton.
As a South London based band, how has the local music scene impacted upon your outlook?
It has made me (Charlie) realise not to take everything so seriously because we are all fucked anyway!
And would you recommend any bands from the scenes you play in?
We recommend anyone in the so young scene. Especially – SHAME, GOAT GIRL, PIXX AND HMLTD
You are big supporters of the LGBTQ+ scene, how have community members responded to your music?
There is no specific lgbtq+ listener feedback besides their support and affection. I suppose we attract an lgbt audience by not conforming to mundane gender roles.
For those who haven’t seen you play live, what can people expect from Glossii live performances?
Expect a curly haired girl screaming and shouting lyrics into the faces of sweaty and possibly bleeding audience members, surrounded by the guys whom are doused in makeup.
Finally, what does the rest of 2018 have in store for the band?
We are headlining the boileroom in Guildford on Halloween (31st October) with support from the well renowned milk disco and dr Johnson’s sick twisted fantasies. It’s looking to be a crazy night.