GET TO KNOW: Glue Kiss
After spending the last year releasing a wave of blistering material, Danish punk-rock outfit Glue Kiss recently took the the plunge and released their long-awaited debut album 'Platonic'.
Channelling a bold and anthemic energy from start to finish, 'Platonic' sees the group in fine form. Bringing back more of their ferocious sound, killer hooks, and an unmistakable edge to their style, this new collection will have you pumping your fist throughout.
So with the new album available now, we sat down with singer and guitarist Markus to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
Guitar – got one from my dad when I was 14 including a guitar amp. It was a nice black Squier Stratocaster and the amp was a Marshall MG30DFX. How do I remember the amp model in such vivid detail? Well, it’s sitting right beside me as I write this, my trusty old amp. I use it a lot for demos as it’s permanently hooked up to my sound card! For recordings and live, I generally use Vox AC30s together with my Japanese Fender Mustang.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Hah! Good one. Natalie Imbruglia.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yup. In Danish high school of course. Played with friends, not a real band in the sense that we had no name but we were all very interested in music. We played some Placebo songs, they probably sounded like shit probably but it was good fun! Classic.. I remember mostly not knowing what the hell I was doing on the guitar.. Fared better as a bass player back then. Maybe I still do hah (joking, joking..).
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
DO I WANNA KNOW !!!! What an obvious question.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
Performing them live whilst trying to decode people’s faces for their subtle reactions. That’s what keeps me going. It’s a tough process though, and it can backfire when people at some point pick up their smartphones and drift away. But I’m guilty of it myself so what can I say.
And what about the most frustrating part?
Well, that would be the smartphone part I think. Nah, it’s also tough to promote rock music and attract an audience these days. And in general, there are so many rejections attached with making and performing music that it’s depressing, to say the least. But hey c’est la vie. At least Denmark is reopening now, along with the rest of Europe!
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Wow, so many..! Eh.. Arctic Monkeys, who wouldn’t mind playing with those lads.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Still playing music, that’s for sure. I hope Glue Kiss will still be around, and maybe we’ve released another full-length record! At least some EP’s and singles. We have plenty of material and energy, so I figure it’s more a financial question. Studios ain't cheap and we’re a small band. That’s why we put out our new record for sale on physical vinyl, hopefully people will support us a bit.
Personally, my wife and I just bought a house in the countryside so I’m confident I’ll be eating fresh eggs from my own chickens at that time!
Glue Kiss' debut album 'Platonic' is available to stream now. Check it out in full below.