“Curious, exotic nuggets…” – Clash Magazine
Glyphs have released ‘The Machine’, a free track taken from their fourth EP Out To Sea due for release on 20th October 2014.
You can stream and download ‘The Machine’ for free on the ABoF SoundCloud page
‘The Machine’ is a stunning example of Glyphs’ unique sound that encompasses tender, melodic pop vocals, hip-hop style beats and electro-synth all accompanied by comforting noises and samples that could have been lifted from a Spectrum 128k circa ’85. It could comfortably sit alongside many modern electronic artists like The Knife and Autechre as beats pop and samples soar, neatly bridged by a shoegaze style chorus.
You can also stream and download EP track ‘Shed Skin’ for free on the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Formed in 2010 Glyphs came together after Mark Walsh (vocals/songwriting) and Matt Wilkie (producer) became flatmates. Despite having known one another for a few years previously, Mark had embarked on a two year trip to Asia and Australia and it wasn’t until his return to Brixton that the pair reconnected. Originally hailing from Liverpool the duo set about writing and recording together as Matt had an array of music and beats already written and Mark was able to provide the lyrics and vocals.
Out To Sea is Glyphs’ fourth release following on from their Small Sounds EP and Glyphs EP both released in 2011 and the Locks & Keys EP, which was released in 2013. Combining a wide range of influences from Caribou and Bonobo to Four Tet and The Knife, Glyphs have created a sound that they can call their own.
Out To Sea is due for release on 20th October 2014 via Small Sounds.