There have been so many Brooklyn bands on the Far Out site lately that you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d set up office in New York. Truth is, we’re still here in sunny Britain, sniffing out the best up and coming acts and thumbing them into entertaining articles for your enjoyment.
Post War Glamour Girls come from so close to home that they’d be top of the list if we needed a cup of sugar or someone to feed the cat when we go away. We first saw the Leeds four-piece when they supported PINS at Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen and were completely blown away by their performance. Since then the band have toured their dark and daunting sound around the UK, with gigs in York and Edinburgh still to come.
Today’s Track of The Day, Tremor, is a beautifully brooding number from their first four-track EP Tragic Loss: He Had Such A Lovely House. It’s a melancholy song that surges and shivers with passion and fury, snakes its way into your subconscious and slithers around the deepest corners of your brain. Lead singers James and Alice Smith go head to head in an incessant harmony that drags itself up and over the tight instrumentals and beautifully brings the heartbreak of the lyrics to life.
Every time this band is reviewed, Nick Cave gets a mention thanks to James Smiths’ strikingly similar vocals. Apologies for doing it again. His voice gives PWGG a theatrical turn that sets them apart and makes you take note – especially when balanced with the delightfully delicate tones of Alice.
Surprisingly, there’s very little written about Post War Glamour Girls online. They’re a four-piece, they’re from Leeds and judging by their Facebook cover picture they all love a bit of lipstick. Some seem to think this lack of information is meant to leave us wanting more, and it does. But judging by Tremor and the other songs on this EP, I think they’re just letting their music do the talking for them.