Tampa indie rock/new wave/synthwave band Glove have returned with their new single “Chewing on a Wire” alongside a texturally rich official video.
Fusing elements of post punk and new wave, Glove both sonically and visually specializes in the intentional clashing of elements. The self-directed arthouse video, invited viewers into a harmonious dance of flesh and wire, further tangling them into the unending fractals of nature and those that are manmade.
“’Chewing on a Wire’ is the yearning for the natural and digital world to be able to coexist together,” explains the band. “To believe in the advancement of technology without leaving the natural world behind. Fighting for balance and the battlefield is on the dance floor.”
They continue, “This song was written on the day we got turned down by a record label. It wasn’t significant at the time, but looking back now, it’s funny timing. The song was a completely different version then. The lyrics and notes have stayed the same, but the instruments, BPM and overall feeling have taken new shape. We wrote and recorded this song at home. Actually, the chorus wasn’t fully written till right before we were about to send the song to get mixed and it became our favorite part of the song.”
Watch the video below and grab the song here.
The band’s critically acclaimed debut album Boom Nights, was included in out Best Albums of 2022 list.
Starting next month, Glove will set out on a headline run of US and UK tour dates. After gigging their way up the East Coast, they will make a detour to the UK for more headline shows and a few dates supporting Nation of Language.
GLOVE Upcoming Tour Dates
8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back
13 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
14 – London, UK – KOKO*
15 – Bristol, UK – The Crofters Rights
16 – Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union*
17 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
21 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
22 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
23 – Washington, D.C. – dc9
*supporting Nation of Language