It’s not too often that something comes across the desk (laptop) that leaps out and grabs you as soon as you hit play. That distinction has been undeniably bestowed upon NYC-based synth-punk artist Glockabelle over the years, who know shares a free download of “Wolf BBQ”, the title track to an upcoming EP.
Glockabelle’s (Annabelle Cazes) eccentric sound can be traced back to the rather unique circumstances of her upbringing. Born to Francophone parents, Cazes possess the ability to sing in both French and English harnessing that fact to convey and have ideas or themes land that might otherwise not be possible by barriers presented by either language. She then furthered her aesthetic by experimenting with her classical trained piano background and Casio VL-Tones.
“Wolf BBQ” features high fructose pop keys and hypnotizing, undulating rhythms. Not unlike what Julian Casablancas tried to achieve with his debut album with The Voidz. Where he may have let the focus slip into over saturation of a singular idea, Glockabelle keeps you guessing.
Wolf BBQ EP is a collection of mostly unreleased tracks which see release on May 19th. Check out and download the title track below and catch Glockabelle on May 21st at Rough Trade in with Kaki King.