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Glister is based in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, Australia. The band plays a range of guitar-based music, from gently layered intricate songs through to catchy up-beat melodic rock, all immersed in Samantha’s sparkling vocals.
As well as singing, Samantha also plays guitar. Mark is the main guitarist and songwriter, Chris is the bass player, and Troy beats the drums. The band’s influences include George, Lisa Loeb, Madder Rose, The Superjesus, Smashing Pumpkins, Something For Kate and Swirl to name a few.
Glister recently released their first full length album, titled ‘Be There Soon…’. It was recorded at Gangstar Studios in the Blue Mountains recently, with Dave Dwyer in the producer’s seat. The finishing touches were then added by mastering guru Don Bartley (of Studio 301 fame). The single ‘Queensland’ was released in 2005. Glister also have some older EPs available, and have appeared on a number of local compilation CDs. They recently recorded a new track at Damien Gerard Studio for the Grow Your Own 8 compilation.
The song Waking Up from the Queensland single was featured on Sydney radio NOVA 969 throughout April and May last year as an 'Unsigned Artist'. The band received positive feedback and lots of requests for the song. The 'Waking Up' film clip was shot in the Blue Mountains and has been aired numerous times on the ABC's 'Rage' music progam.
"Very guitar driven throughout boosted by female vocals, make that very strong female vocals, this gal has a rad voice. The single 'Queensland' is a boppy upbeat number that holds it's own... Any number of these tracks could slot in well on radio, look out for this band if power pop is your thing, they're sure to do well..."
- Bombshell Zine
"...they’ve got a strong handle on professionalism and accessibility and that holds ’em in real good stead. A strong portent and a worthy teaser..."
- Time Off