Album Review: Kick in Your Heart by Gliss

Album Name: Kick in Your Heart
Artist: Gliss
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

This record is quite different from what I am used to. Most of the stuff I get is folk, pop, rock, Americana or some combination thereof. This is rock, but it’s different. It’s very reminiscent of the stuff I used to listen to in college, Love & Rockets, Bauhaus (yes, I’m old)

So of course I like it. Quite a bit.

Gliss is made up of three people: David Reiss (guitar, bass guitar, tambourine); Martin Klingman (vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums) and Victoria Cecilia (drum, bass, background vocals, programming and b3 organ).

It’s amazing how much sound is coming out of only three people. I guess when you have keyboards and other fun toys it makes the sound a little more full.

There is a lot doing on here. There are the electric guitars and driving drum beats, but also the echoey, growly vocals that go so well with the musical style.

This is a great little record. I say little because it’s only 7 songs, but they’re all larger than life. This band is getting a lot of attention in England and I can see why. I hope they’re success hops the pond.

Stand out Song: “Kick in Your Heart”, ” Strongest Side of Me”.

Posted on December 4, 2005

Track Listing
1. Kick in Your Heart
2. Peeping Tom
3. Velvet Stones
4. Halfway Gone
5. The Quitter
6. You and I
7. Strongest Side of Me

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