WITH EPIC NEW SINGLE
Off the back of a huge national tour with Australian icons Regurgitator, all-female Ngunnawal Ngambri quartet Glitoris are today dropping their exhilarating new single ‘Sock Puppet’, as well as news of their self-titled, sophomore album – out July 14.
“‘Sock Puppet’ is a modern-day commentary on the destabilising of Western democracy and targeting of minority groups with propaganda, through mass-coordinated networks of online trolls, sock puppet accounts and data misuse,” Glitoris explain.
Drawing inspiration from events such as the interference in the 2016 / 2020 US presidential elections and the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, Glitoris create a melodrama of epic proportions to rally against the divisive tactics of troll farms.
The band’s follow up to ‘Lickety Split’, Glitoris’ latest single takes a vicious swipe at social media trolls, tapping into their own experiences of online bullying, trolling and stalking.
“We wanted to take online trolls by the horns and march them back to the farms they came from!”
Recorded at A Sharp Studios with Anna Laverty (Camp Cope, Courtney Barnett), ‘Sock Puppet’ is the punk quartet at their scathingly theatrical best, kicking things up a notch with an inferno of sinister guitar riffs fit for a symphonic rock-opera.
Featuring a string section arranged by Daniel Denholm (Tim Minchin, Silverchair) and led by renowned violinist Véronique Serret (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gurrumul), the band are also announcing their punk infused, politically rife upcoming album Glitoris (out July 14), fully embodying their commitment to indelible and realised songwriting.
“Through the process of making this album our musicianship, both individually and as a band, has grown exponentially. Writing this song was a collaborative process where all our ideas were shared and tried out. We were all deeply influenced by data misuse and the spread of conspiracy theories during Covid-19.” Glitoris share.
“We also had a lot of personal experiences of online trolling and stalking. We saw things like sock puppet accounts, online abuse, data misuse as part of the same problem: how do we manage our online lives? How do we compromise our privacy for the benefits of mass communication? Do we respond to or engage with trolls? Do we counter attack?”
With an increasingly remarkable list of live accolades, including appearances at Groovin The Moo and supports with Regurgitator, Shonen Knife, Frenzal Rhomb and Amanda Palmer, Glitoris are set to take the album on the road this July, as part of the ‘Come And Say That To Our Faces’ National Tour.
Performing everywhere from Mparntwe / Alice Springs to Nipaluna Lutruwita / Hobart, Glitoris will be setting the stage alight with their fierce live presence, exceptional musical talent and unwavering dedication to their principles, with multiple show dates lining up with meaningful social justice engagements – tickets on sale now.
Glitoris are banging down the doors with poignant punk power and it’s time for all of us to listen. ‘Sock Puppet’ is out now with Glitoris self-titled album out on July 14.
Loud. Unapologetic. Hilarious. Fierce, Fun, Frenetic, and Femme: Glitoris is more than just a band. Blending genre-defying art rock musicianship with razor-sharp lyrics, sardonic wit, on-point politics, and theatrical badassery, Glitoris is equal parts fists-in-the-air anthems, high-octane frenzy, and call-to-arms empowerment.
Established and based in Ngunnawal Ngambri (Canberra, ACT), Glitoris is Keven 007 (vocals and guitar), Andrew (lead guitar and vocals), Malcolm (bass and vocals) and Mickey (drums and vocals). Glitoris melds punk provocation, metal prowess, classic rock riffs, pop harmonies, and Broadway sass with indelible songwriting, and defiant feminist power resulting in a unique and unforgettable musical force. Dedicated to social justice, Glitoris began as a protest about the missing women in the music industry and its obsession with youth and body image. Glitoris has since consistently used their platform to bring attention to issues and grassroots organisations in the LGBTQI+, Indigenous and environmental spheres.
Since their debut, Glitoris have a stack of releases under their belt, including 4-track EP ‘The Disgrace’, debut record ‘The Policy’ and mini LP ‘The Slut Power Sessions: Live At The Basement’, all released with Buttercup Records. These works have found nationwide airplay on Triple J, Double J and community radio stations as well as various ‘Single of the Week’ and ‘Album of the Week’ features in national music media, plus an artist feature on ABC’s prime time TV show ‘The Mix’ in 2020.
Awarded NMLA’s (National Live Music Awards): Hard Rock Live Act of the Year in 2019, Glitoris have toured nationally with the likes of Shonen Knife, Amanda Palmer, Frenzal Rhomb, Hard-Ons, The Meanies, Teenage Jones, Cry Club and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, as well as landing festival spots at Groovin’ The Moo, Blackwoodstock (New Caledonia), New Zealand Fringe Festival, Thrashville and Art, Not Apart (Sound and Fury).
Following the fierce lead single ‘Lickety Split’ – a love letter to s3x w0rkers and the broader queer community, Glitoris are now gearing up for their self-titled sophomore record with melodramatic, hard-hitting single, ‘Sock Puppet’ – a viscous swipe at online trolls.
PRAISE FOR GLITORIS
– Claire Mooney, triple j
“Within the precinct of their more-rock-than-punk musical aesthetic, Glitoris have managed to espouse an unequivocal message of self-empowerment and self-determination with clarity and precision”
– BMA Mag
“In-your-face lyrics, gritty guitar work, and an experience that only Glitoris can provide.”
– AAA Backstage
“A band that would literally bleed for their cause and their stance, and one which hides behind nothing – not even their music – when it comes to having their voice heard.”
– HEAVY Mag
“Socially outspoken and convicted to their political beliefs, speaking up on behalf of oppressed groups and injustice”
– Edge Music Radio
“Tight and ferocious, with loads of punky attitude, heavy riffs and menacing vocals”
– X-Press Magazine
‘COME AND SAY THAT TO OUR FACES’ TOUR
Friday 21 July | Railway Club | Garramilla / Darwin
Saturday 22 July | Epilogue Lounge | Mparntwe / Alice Springs
Friday 4 August | The Prince Of Wales Hotel | Goomburrup / Bunbury
Saturday 5 August | Convenients | Boorloo / Perth
Sunday 6 August | Buffalo Club | Walyalup / Fremantle
Saturday 12 August | Bad Luck | Meanjin / Brisbane
Sunday 13 August | Vinnie’s Dive | Kombumerri / Gold Coast
Friday 18 August | Servo | Dharawal / Port Kembla
Saturday 19 August | Station Bar | Dharug Gundungurra / Katoomba
Sunday 20 August | Crowbar | Gadigal Eora / Sydney
Friday 25 August | Cherry Bar | Naarm / Melbourne
Sunday 27 August | Barwon Club | Djilang Wadawurrung / Geelong
Friday 2 September | Republic Bar | Nipaluna Lutruwita / Hobart
Saturday 3 September | The Royal Oak | Kanamuluka Lutruwita / Launceston
Friday 22 September – The Hive – Ngunnawal Ngambri / Queanbeyan
Saturday 23 September | The Basement | Ngunnawal Ngambri / Canberra
‘SOCK PUPPET’ (SINGLE) OUT NOW / Official since artwork above
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