Glasstide come from the feisty town of Exeter, and are another in the young generation of bands kicking out some lively rock tunes. It’s bands like Glasstide that give me hope for the UK’s musical future. Lights is a cracking little debut EP – four tracks of catchy, bouncy music that should have broad appeal.
From the opening salvo of drums/guitars that batter the listener when “Be There” kicks in to the closing fading chords of “You’re Not Worth It”, this is a non-stop collection of hooks and singalong choruses. The only shame is that there are only four songs.
“Be There” has hopes of being a ballad, but it rocks just a little too much. Title track “Lights” is a comparatively simply track with a constant low-tuned rhythm that runs throughout. “Since You’ve Gone” has a bit of a punk edge with a soaring chorus.
But “You’re Not Worth It”… this is the one you buy the EP for. Pretty firmly in pop/punk territory, it’s got an uplifting tune coupled with a downbeat story. Ask Bowling For Soup – this is a winning combination. The chorus is simply superb – huge yet simple, catchy, spine-tingly. It’s one of those riffs you could put on a repeat for a whole day and not get bored of.
The EP costs pretty much naff all on most download services and Spotify. Do yourself a favour and check it out – it was released last Friday.