Whether it’s an overblown urban legend or merely a misunderstood statistic, here in the states, the month between Thanksgiving and the New Year is often thought as one of the toughest, emotionally. So we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind those who are struggling that there are resources readily available to you, all around the globe. Even the most secure folks ought to have tunes and tools close at hand rather than let a wintertime sense of doom continue to loom over their head, which leads us to Looney Gloomers.
This London-and-Copenhagen quartet hasn’t been around for too long, but in the short time since sharing their debut single last summer, Looney Gloomers has kept a steady leg up on the competition. That’s in-part thanks to the four-piece’s fearless candor about life’s less-glamorous moments; song titles like “Pleasent Panic”, “Shit on My Wall”, and “Cheer for Me” showed up on their 2021 debut full-length House of Dying Days, offering several catchy pieces of solidarity under duress. Aside from depicting an honest portrait of life exactly as is, HoDD also highlighted Looney Gloomers sonic versatility with eleven originals that lilted between lighthearted and lugubrious.
If you were to put an umbrella label on Looney Gloomers, indie rock seems like a good suit. But as heard on their EP Sunny Day Off earlier this month, the group isn’t afraid to explore depths of proto-punk and alt-pop either. So we’ll expect that same balance for their upcoming eight-track, Between Good Friends, out next Wednesday. Far from an art forgery, this morning Looney Gloomers gave us BGF‘s lead single, “Faking Paintings”. Inspired by all-too-relatable bouts with insomnia and other late-night afflictions, “Faking Paintings” is a jimp junction of rowdy rock and inner doubt that winds up from subtle indie-pop dynamics straight into a double-time punk eruption.