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The Glitter Shop: Fizz/Alive track review

Bury St Edmunds has a new band in town, the awesome three-piece grunge pop The Glitter Shop. The band release their debut tracks tomorrow (Friday 17th) and you definitely will not be disappointed…

Fizz, the lead track from their two-track release, is a slow-building pop masterpiece. With it’s 80’s new-wave like intro weaving in with lead vocallist Harry Dale’s enchanting vocals, the opening to this track is one of the best we’ve heard all year. The chorus is equally as great, with its uplifitng instrumentals, intricate vocal harmonies and memorable lyrics, this song has all the elements of a classic indie pop track. If you love bands like Crystal Fighters and Blaenavon, then you’ll love The Glitter Shop.

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The Glitter Shop

The follow-up track Alive is a haunting indie-folk track, with beautifully constructed guitar melodies from guitarist Barny Cutter ghosting throughout the dulcet tones from vocalist/keyboardist Ruby SmithThis track is so refreshing to hear and is a world away from Fizz, though both tracks combine perfectly to show the band can branch out in to different genres.

2018 is without a doubt going to be the year of The Glitter Shop. With their two debut tracks out tomorrow and their The Hunter Club debut gig on 20th January, they will soon become one of the most-loved bands in Bury St Edmunds. Watch out as they’re going to take the BSE music scene by storm!

For fans of: Wolf Alice, Crystal Fighters

See them at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds (supporting DRUIDS) – 20/01/18 6pm

Stream the track Fizz exclusively on B-Side Music Magazine NOW before the offical release tomorrow!

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Track Review: Gaffa Tape Sandy – Beehive

What a year Gaffa Tape Sandy have had.

The golden trio of Kim, Catherine and Robin have played on multiple stages across East Anglia, and were selected to play on the renowned BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival which was without a doubt one of the best sets of the weekend. Not forgetting the release of their hit-laden EP Spring Killing, featuring the absolutely huge Water Bottle and Pink Neck/Train Wreck.

Off the back of this, the band went into the studio to record their most recognisable track from their live sets, Beehive.

The song, released with help from Antigen Records, is a classic Gaffa Tape Sandy track packed with a memorable riff and an incredibly entertaining chorus. This song is incredible and is without a doubt the band’s best song yet.

The garage rockers from Bury St Edmunds are on to a winner with this pulsating track which is full throttle from the start to finish. And when they perform Beehive, they really turn it up a notch.

BSE’s best band? You bet.


Catch Gaffa Tape Sandy at their upcoming tour dates:
October 26th – The Big Moon, Cambridge
October 27th – V Bar, Colchester
December 2nd – The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds

Beehive is OUT NOW! Available on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp! Get it or stream it right now! You will not be disappointed!