|Photo by Coleman Rogers Photography|
Looking Glass War formed last Fall from members of Parlour Bells, The Easy Reasons, The Rationales, and Strangeways. According to their press release, "... the band bonded over a shared love of glam, post-punk, modern rock, shoegaze, UK indie, and Britpop," and you're going to hear all of those influences in their debut single. "Arrive!" might just be the perfect introduction to Looking Glass War. It starts off with a burst of fuzzed out, feedback drenched guitar, and then kicks into a post-punk beat. By the time singer Goddamn Glenn starts up with his theatrical vocals, you'll know if you're in love with a new band or not, and you probably will be. "Arrive!" has the kind of intensity usually reserved for teenagers just starting out, but Looking Glass War have that with decades of chops at their service.
Goddamn Glenn says of his band's new single:
"'Arrive!' seemed like a fitting first shot across the bow because this band is literally 'arriving' on the scene. It can be interpreted as a call to action, as in 'arrive at our show and check this out'."