Northwich’s A BAND is finally set to release its new album this week after the pandemic delayed its initial planned release.
The Gus Glynn Band has several ties to the town, with vocalist and guitarist Gus Glynn and drummer Simon both living here, while bassist Pete works on a community project.
The trio have been together since 2016 and released their debut album Daylight two years later and are now set to launch their latest offering, Echo the Hollow.
In a recent review of the album, its title track is described by Gareth Makin as “another fully formed single, with a perfect bounce, heartbreaking guitar solo and strong melody”.
He goes on to say, “I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t become a live staple with their fan base as a result.
“It’s a great set closer to being ‘up all night’ as it is and presents the listener with a definitely adept and accomplished pop package.”
The band performing at Northwich Plaza in July 2020, for the Music Making a Difference online festival
The album was written and recorded before the pandemic and on Thursday December 2 it will finally be launched at the famous Kash 22 concert hall in Frodsham.
Addressing the Guardian ahead of launch, Gus said: “We finished recording just before the lockdown.
“The plans we had for that obviously went out the window at this point.
“A lot of the themes on the album tie into what everyone thinks these days politically, like climate change.
“It started being written in the Trump era, so in part, Echo the Hollow refers to politicians echoing hollow platitudes.
“But it’s also about how the modern world that we live in, having so many places to get up and talk, but still feel like we’re screaming into a void somewhere.
“We have no particular position on any of this, we are just observing it.”
The launch concert provides the band with an opportunity to get back to playing in front of live audiences, with musicians having been particularly hard hit over the past 20 or so months.
“I get more nervous playing solo,” added Gus.
“It’s more of a comfort to be out there playing with the band.
“As a band, we’re always on the lookout for popular venues across the country that support original music.
“So we will be touring the album in many places in the new year.”
A venue already booked for 2022 is at the Salty Dog in Northwich on Friday January 7.
For more information about the band, to purchase the new album or tickets to upcoming concerts, go to gusglynn.com.