GLISS is a band of three – we come from all over the world. David, Martin and Victoria. we started playing together in feb 2004. our first show – Star Shoes w / the Adored. We did a lot of gigs on the west coast, New York and in Europe. Shared the stage with : BILLY CORGAN on his 2005 Future Embrace European Tour. Also played with: Yeti (Libertines-bass), Youth Group, Marjorie Fair, Secret Machines, Giant Drag, and many more amazing bands.
August/September 2005: European festival months for Gliss along with: BRMC, Hot Hot Heat, Pixies, Goldfrapp, Nick Cave & the bad seeds, Prodigy, Magic Numbers & The Raveonettes. - - - - The songs of GLISS come together from the inside out. If you want to know who we are, listen. We are right here.
Recorded with Rick Parker (BRMC & The Shore).
In May of 2005 we did 4 of 5 Mondays for the hip ECHO RESIDENCY in LA. The last show was cancelled, because of the CORGAN TOUR. We flew to Europe to begin an amazing journey through Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Amsterdam, France, Belgium, England, Ireland, & Denmark. Made lovely friends and fans along the way.
We have Released a few eps locally and now have our first proper ep – GLISS “kick in your heart”, and our first UK single “Halfway Gone”; release date: September 2005.
You can catch us on the radio on various stations throughout the Globe. Los Angeles stations include KCRW, KXLU and Indie 103.1 fm.
The press describes us as dark, sexy, psychedelic and fierce.
Come into our world, so we can come into yours. We hope to meet you along the way.
quote:Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Gliss Melweg, Amsterdam, Oude Zaal 3/11/05
Posted on Wednesday, December 28
The opening act Gliss, a three piece from Los Angeles consisted of David Reiss on guitar, bass and tambourine, Martin Klingman on vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass and drums and the Danish vixen Victoria Cecilia on drums, bass, background vocals, programming and b3 organ. The song highlight was the extremely catchy Halfway Gone, which was dream like with dark seductive rhythms, big bass fuzz, surfy guitar riffs and retro drums beats with of course lots of crashing symbols. All three of the members kept switching instruments and stage locations, hence the description above. Klingman’s voice sounded just as if he was the songbird teenage love child of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. His voice was hauntingly sexy, he had that just out of bed after a long night of drinking whiskey and attending beatnik poetry open-mic happenings. The band was selling their EP and tee shirts for the amazingly cheap price of 5 euros each after the show and I bought one of each gladly.
Similar Sounds: Death Cab for Cutie, The Raveonettes, The Kills, and Longwave
Roots Influences: My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Siouxsie and the Banshees. I highly recommend checking them out at : http://www.gliss.tv
I knowquote:Op woensdag 18 januari 2006 22:21 schreef peaceman het volgende:
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