Can be exhausting...
The Glimmers - Whomp That Sucker

Great news for fans of slightly punchy, slightly quirky mid-tempo house stompers: The Glimmers have a new album out and it’s chock full of tracks similar in style to stealthy club banger ‘Frantic’ from 2006. And to be fair, who could pass up the chance at a little bop to some nicely twisting 303 burbles and a few well-placed funk-breaks?

The formula works less well in album format; The Glimmers, though perfectly club-friendly, never quite match Aeroplane’s tuneful cathartics, Daft Punk’s conceptual innovation nor Metro Area’s effortless cool. Whomp… can be exhausting, if not grating when heard in one sitting.


Words by Charlie Frame

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