We caught up with post-punk provocateurs Glossii and had a chat about their wide range of influences, chaotic live shows and everything in between
Raw, unfiltered, intense, uncompromising. These are all words that could be used to describe South London post-punk four-piece Glossii. Showcasing layers upon layers of aggression, sauntering bass-lines, and Sophia Zanghirella’s all-conquering, all-encompassing vocals, Glossii are a band that leave an emphatic stamp on anybody that is exposed to their powerful sound.
We had a chat with the outfit ahead of their upcoming run of UK dates. (tickets here)
Who TF are Glossii?
Your worst nightmare.
How long have you been making music?
We’ve been making music for about a year and a half so far which seems like a long time but really isn’t at all
Why do you make music?
We make music for a lot of reasons. One is because we fucking love it, two is because we want to spread our message and our sound and we want people to join us in our journey and to push our message, and three is because we clearly don’t want to make our lives easier so why not do the most unstable job ever.
What are your biggest influences?
We have a lot of influences mainly because each member has very different taste and influences. For example, Sofia loves pop, rock and RnB whilst Lewis is mainly influenced by old school punk. I’d say the artists that have influenced a few of our songs would be Garbage and Wolf Alice.
What would you say has been your best moment so far?
I think our best moment so far was 100% when we found out we were on the front page of NME magazine. We almost shat ourselves.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
Well first and foremost we want our audience to take away their own personal message from our music but then to also take on the message we are trying to convey of not giving a shit about what anyone thinks and not letting the youth be seen as a ‘snowflake’ generation of deemed useless.
What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?
I think our dream ‘I’ve made it’ moment is probably to play in a festival and look into the crowd and see the crowd singing the lyrics back to us. That would be fucking incredible.
We love your latest single ‘Watching Me’. could you tell us some more about it?
‘Watching Me’ was actually the first song we ever wrote and it was kind of a stepping stone into the sound we have now because it made us realise that we love strong riffs and a fast and raucous tempo.
You are quickly gaining a reputation for being a dynamic and memorable live act, what should people expect from a Glossii set?
If you come to see us play live, I guarantee you we’ll have go through a range of emotions throughout the night. You will definitely have fun, be angry, be scared and feel very very sweaty. We also want people to feel like they’re part of our performance and our story and what we are trying to convey. Also, we’ll try not to break the stage 😉
What plans do you have for the near future?
We’ve got a lot of gigs coming up
Upcoming Glossii dates, get tickets here
10th November The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
14th November All Saints, Kingston
16th November The Men’s Working Club, Kingston
22nd November The face bar, Reading
30th November The Islington, London
6th December The Salisbury Hotel, London
14th December The monarch, London
25th January 2020 The Icebreaker Festival, Southsea