Two years ago Far Out Magazine brought you ‘Haxel Princess’ from LA band Cherry Glazerr, ‘aiming to hurl their soft-punk sound all over 2014’, we said.
Although not a household name, the band formed in 2012 when front woman Clementine Creevy began making bedroom demos under the name Clembutt. These rough tracks evolved under the mentorship of Lucy Miyaki, of L.A. band Tashaki Miyaki, and were later recorded with engineer Joel Jerome. After adding bassist Sean Redman and drummer Hannah Uribe, the band was formed, and Burger Records released their first collection, Papa Cremp, on tape.
Fast forward a couple of years and Cherry Glazerr and they’re still hurling their soft-punk at you only this time it’s 2016 and they have signed to Secretly Canadian and shared new single ‘I Told You I’d Be With The Guys’, a track that documents Clem’s realisation that she needed to establish solidarity with other women and stop being a “lone wolf.”
“Sexism is so ingrained in me, I can often feel that men are the only ones who can help me socially, economically,” Creevy said.
“The most important thing in my life is that I’ve realized I need to work for solidarity. That song’s both hopeful and dismal!” she laughs.
“Women work from behind their oppression. In order to make good art you need to be emotionally free and sadly, not a lot of women are able to do that. That always puts a fire under my ass.”
One thing remains in Cherry Glazeerr’s relationship with Far Out… that thing is our Track of the Day:
8/31 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
9/1 – Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
9/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Made in America
10/14 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze
10/26 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Avant Garde
10/29 – London, UK – Mirrors Festival