The setting: a pub in Edinburg, Scotland, where indie bands play their music. The stars: a Scottish guitarist and singer, a French drummer, and an Argentinean bassist - all in their twenties. THE SCENE: three young musicians meet one night, become friends, and form a band that in 2007 rocked myspace.com with a couple of singles. The result of this equation is the power trio The Glammers, now launching their new single, Six Hours Later.
“Six hours later” talks about the first encounter of the band. The song is the first track of the group’s first album – to be launched this year. It is an autobiographic song played in the purest indie rock style. Syd, She and Rex Glammer, the group members, wanted to tell the story of their very first encounter; each of them coming from different countries and backgrounds. To learn how it all started, let’s go back in time and discover a little bit more about each member of The Glammers.
Syd Glammer, the guitarist and lead singer, was born to Scottish parents (an unconventional couple - an inventor and an archeologist). Introverted but very creative, Syd spent his childhood listening to his father’s vinyl records – Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, just too name a few. When his parents tragically were killed in a plane crash, Syd enrolled in an art school in Edinburg, his hometown. Syd is dedicated to his passion - the rock and roll from the 1960s and 70s. He also collects vintage sound equipment.
Rex Glammer, the drummer, was born in Annecy, France, and is the son of a hippie couple who lived in an agricultural community in the Alps. As his grandparents participated in the historic May 1968 worker strikes in Paris, Rex carries on his family political convictions. Among his favorite music artists are The Kinks, The Who, Leonard Cohen, and Patti Smith. He also loves Banksy’s graffiti and always tries to explore the cities he visits, photographing graffiti for his collection.
She Glammer, the bassist, is an Argentinean girl from Buenos Aires. She might as well be considered a world citizen since she spent her childhood travelling with her parents who are diplomats. Fascinated by drawings, tattoos and fashion, She listens to Blondie, Madonna (of course!), Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols, and David Bowie. When she was 17, she packed her bags put her contrabass in her backpack and traveled the world playing in different bands.
The trio met and found that they were passionate for music and had undeniable talent when it comes to music and art. Syd enrolled in Edinburg Art School after spending his childhood being home-schooled. REX was sent to the art school when his parents noticed his incredible talent. And SHE... well, she arrived in Edinburg carrying her backpack and her double bass after roaming about Europe. To make a living during her travels, She started working in that pub where Syd and Rex frequented, and where indie bands played every night. It took just one encounter to unite the three to form a band.
The first two songs from The Glammers to debut in myspace were, “Messensheriff” and “Don’t Lose It”. The hit songs had more than 1.5 million views (music and videos). After these releases, The Glammers took some time to revamp their vow to create cool indie rock music.
The global launch of “Six hours later”, planned for April 10th, brings back the band’s indie roots, the rough lyrics, and the stylish universe of a band that transcends reality in search of an experience that goes beyond music. The single will be sold on iTunes and Amazon.com, in addition to other online stores.