Englomanatic Glitch Talks of New Music, Video Series and More!

Stoner rockers ENGLOMANATIC GLITCH released an album and single back in 2018, then after the pandemic hit, and some time off, they went on to release not one but three singles. One of these being a video as a part of a series of videos to come. The band is also working on all new music, with show playing being kept on the low for now. The band talks about their music and further plans.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We were formed as a dissertation project that was meant to combine two genres that are not supposed to work together -  drum and bass and stoner metal. Something which I am still not sure that we’ve achieved however we’ve evolved into something that we like to call “Electro-rock”. Our current lineup consists of Drewzi on vocals, Emo on guitar, Mr Woody on bass and myself - Viko on the drums.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Some years ago we were recording a demo in a small production room in our university but we had no lyrics and Drewzi was just reading the signs on the wall, one of which said “Electromagnetic Switch”. But he mispronounced it and out of that came “Englomanatic Glitch”. I should still have that recording somewhere.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based in London and as one of the capitals of Rock and Pop music the scene is vast, colorful and full of problems that would be too long to describe here. 

4. How would you describe your style?

We are The Electro-Stoner band - a combination of stoner-rock, synthesizers and a lot of fuzz. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’ve released an album and a single back in 2018 and after the pandemic and  our break we’ve released another 3 singles in the past 6 months, the last one of which (Wretched Palace) came with a video that is part 1 of 4. We also have the other 3 parts of our “video series” that are scheduled to be released later this year. They all show various aspects of our world and how we perceive the change of moods, night and day, intoxication and sexual frustrations. The second instalment coming out on the 5th of May and it’s called “Tribulations in May”

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We are always working on new music, the way I see it is that you have to be constantly writing if you want to come up with something really good. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

At the moment we are keeping our live shows to a minimum, because when we actually perform we want to be hungry and really go for it, or that’s the theory at least. How successful it is, we have yet to find out, haha.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We are focused now on the videos and telling our story and reaching out to as many people as we possibly can. We believe that what we experience as young adults is something that many people our age can relate to and find some comfort in the fact that our reality is completely different from what we were told to believe life would be.. Anyway, I’m getting a bit too deep. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find us everywhere apart from your local record shop, because they don’t exist anymore, haha. But yeah - Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and probably some obscure places on the internet.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I would like a first-time listener to remember our sound as a whole, without being able to pinpoint one specific element that sticks out. 

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