With the release of the House Music EP, No Glitter takes a fresh approach to genre crossing and gives the record a life all its own. Laced with addictive progressions, a combination of digital and natural instrumentation, and some pop undertone, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems.
The first single, “Peak Of Existence" immediately grabs you with it's infectious riff intro, followed by it's building arrangement allowing it to breathe as it plays on.
"I am always curious where and when the personal peak of existence is/was. What is the peak? Is it a job, a relationship, a moment in time, an event, emotions, a combination of everything? How long does it last? What comes next?" explains songwriter Billy Martin of the single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding of where No Glitter is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
"Peak of Existence brings a lot of sounds in my head together, from fuzzy-stoner influenced guitars to a Funkadelic inspired synth solo, to heavy percussion and a thick backbeat. My attitude was ‘all-in’ when recording these songs. Working on this record at home has given me much more time and freedom (sometimes too much) to focus on one song, one instrument at a time. To explore and refine.. also if after 19 takes I still cannot play a simple guitar part, there’s always take 20." says Martin of creating the album.
Based out of Rochester NY, No Glitter is the brainchild of songwriter / producer Billy Martin. Although some recordings were done with a full band, No Glitter came to fruition in 2014 with just Martin himself and a Tascam. Over the years the multi-instrumentalist taught himself the art of home recording and honed in on his technique.
After releasing the Part Time album in 2017 and the full length The Old City album in 2019, the House Music EP serves as a testament to where he is at with his sound right now.
House Music is available now for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the songwriter is already working on new material for upcoming releases.
To learn more of No Glitter, please visit: https://noglitter.bandcamp.com/