Review of Blue Sky Single by Gliss

"Blue Sky"

Tough Cookie

Gliss Blue Sky Single

Single Review

Those who were at the summer festivals and strayed from the main stages may have caught a glimpse of Gliss, a trio from L.A. that formed in 2004. A year later they were supporting ex-Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, touring the American west coast, and playing throughout Europe.

Opening with a riff that could belong to Franz Ferdinand, "Blue Sky" is a broody up-tempo affair. Sung in an androgynous style, the bass and guitar combine to create a funky chorus on a highly impressive track. "Halfway Gone" is equally stunning, though takes a slower, more atmospheric approach, dragged along by the bass line. It's reminiscent of early Muse – which is all the praise you need to tell you that Gliss are worth checking out.

Alex Lai

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