Great sounding tunes coming out of Birmingham. Spool Going Round approves of this new rock music from Glenn Smyth
EP “A Sense of Freedom” out October 1
1) Lost And Found
2) An Eagle Flies Alone
3) Dead To The World
4) What Have I Done To Deserve This?
5) Nobody Knows
Mixed by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) and produced by Dave McCabe, ‘Lost And Found’ is the follow up to ‘Dead To The World’ and ‘What Have I Done To Deserve This?’
After a youth spent playing football for Derby County, a near career-ending fractured fibula and tibia meant Glenn had time on his hands. This resulted in him picking up the guitar for the first time and his journey into music began.
Two cult Birmingham bands in Escobar and Evil Alien followed, each bringing parallel levels of success in two very different worlds. Escobar – an up tempo rock n roll band in the mold of Oasis and The La’s, and Evil Alien – soundscapes, beeps and synths influenced by the likes of Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode, championed by Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1 and Q Magazine.After eleven of Glenn’s songs were published by two of the biggest companies in the industry, Glenn set about recording his solo album with long term collaborator Dave McCabe, and in a twist of fate, he also began working with a man that had a huge influence on him when he was growing up, Owen Morris. In what without doubt is his strongest work to date, ‘A Sense Of Freedom’ (named after the cult Scottish film) is a collection of five songs, five very personal compositions which speak from his life experiences with integrity and authenticity.