“It’s always moody. Expect a moody set, and some mood swings,” says Brie Deux of Tampa-based post-punk trio Glove while we’re discussing their current batch of headlining dates, which will have them at MilkBoy on Thursday, June 22nd. We first met the group – which also includes Rod Wendt and Justin Burns, who are also on the phone chat – last May, in preparation of a tour supporting A Place to Bury Strangers, which kicked off at Johnny Brenda’s. They also spent the year playing some major festivals, in addition to supporting Nation of Language, Jack White, and Foals, who they joined at Franklin Music Hall last December. In addition to the Jack White dates, which Brie tells me were, “everything you could’ve dreamed of,” they also cite Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Substance festival in LA as major highlights. Although they do admit that some of the larger indoor venues can provide the best live experiences for fans and band alike: “We all tend to favor playing in theatres, like we did on our tour with Foals. We like those not-too-big, not-too-small spaces.” Brie goes on to characterize those shows as, “A little more intimate and clear than when you’re playing a huge, open coliseum.”
Last March Glove released their debut LP, Boom Nights, but they tell me that the constant touring didn’t leave them with a ton of time to work on new music. However, last month they released “Chewing on a Wire,” their first single (and music video) of the year and first new music since Boom Nights. The track is a dark synthwave banger perfectly suited for goth/industrial dance parties, a sound that they say feels like a natural evolution of their full-length: “We were already messing around with a sound we were looking for on that record.” They tell me their latest sounds have been influenced by cinema and electronic music, particularly house music, which Brie tells me is currently her favorite thing and feels especially well-fit for post-lockdown: “We were cooped up at home, and now we’re ready to burst!” And while they let me know that they will be playing “the classics” at their MilkBoy show, they also say that fans can expect previews of some of this new music, with four new tracks in the setlist and Brie singing more songs than on their 2022 dates. Having seen Glove last year at Johnny Brenda’s, where their set managed to impress, even amidst the beautiful chaos of A Place To Bury Strangers, I would highly recommend getting tickets (Click the link below.) to their first headlining show in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. While you’re at it, check out their latest single, “Chewing on a Wire.”
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