Based in West London, Englomanatic Glitch is a mix of stoner and psychedelic rock as
they like to call it. The band is trying to avoid digital sounds and samples,and instead try to get
electronic sounds by using guitar pedals, old mixing desks, and cooking pots (to name a few).
Development for the band not only comes from practice, but also the mistakes that go along
with it which they say helps their development and growth. The theme of mistakes is seen in
their name as well as their subject matter in their songs which includes a lot of metropolitan
When listening to the bands newest single "The Raid", the listener is met with a heavy bass line and melancholic mood almost even slightly eerie. The vocals are equally as gritty as the riffs, drums and bass. The band includes piercing sounds that are infused with a classic grunge sound. The vocals really give off a hard grunge sound to it, but then slightly changes when we are met with the chorus. After the chorus proceeds with are again with a piercing sound and with a quicker tempo. The tempo change catches the listener off guard as it goes from an almost swinging chorus line to a more chaotic, grinding tempo which ultimately fades and then starts to build up. The structure of the track itself is creative and clever which executes and presents the listener with a well defined track. Listen to "The Raid" here.
Check out our exclusive interview with Englomanatic Glitch below!
Care to introduce yourselves to our readers?
We are Englomanatic Glitch and we are from London, UK. We play stoner/psychedelic with electronic elements, however we try to make everything with real sounds, which sometimes involves cooking pots, old razors, fans and weird feedbacking techniques. We three, four or five people depending on the season, haha.
How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
We've known each other for about 2-3 years and we met through a shared uni house (Vik and Drewzi ). Later on we met the other guys also at Uni.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together a band?
The overall sound of the band has become more natural, or maybe we are just getting used to is. And we are playing more like a band, rather than individual musicians "piled" together.
We absolutely love your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it and the writing process behind it?
The song was written by me (Vik) and Drewzi. He started it and we finished it together. We recorded it about 1 or 2 months later, all of us in the same room, one take. We just had to record the vocals separately, due to technical issues.
Where did the inspiration behind this song come from?
It is about being stuck in the same room, surrounded by empty bottled (from endless nights of drinking) in the company of your thoughts. I know a lot of people who experience this scenario, including ourselves, and I know it could be scary place and to be honest it just came naturally, without much thinking.
Do you prefer the digital or more traditional way (cd, lp etc) of getting your music to your fans, why?
We would definitely use digital distribution, mainly because everyone is on it, all the time. CDs are becoming a rarity, however one day we may make a vinyl, they seem to be making a solid comeback.
Any upcoming shows in the near future? For a new fan who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your live performance?
The schedule for the next 5 months is full and if I have to describe our live performance, I usually like to say "the sound of the shifting delirium". I am not too sure what it means, but it sounds cool, haha. and it also kinda says it.
What’s next for the band?
The next few months will be dedicated to gigging and after that we will write some new stuff. Hopefully.
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