The Glimmer name comes from the Mick Jagger/Keith Richards pseudonym 'The Glimmer Twins'.
"The Glimmer are the very model of a certain inner-west indie band. Bluesy, some frayed country around the edges, and for some flavour, add some surf guitar buzz and up-to-four-part boy/girl harmonies. Goes with the requisite rumble and swagger. And tunes like the well-organised Hatemail Blues shows they might have the songs there too. A few beers and watching them sweat at the Sando would probably be a good night out. If you remember it afterward. Good work." Ross Clelland, Drum Media - 28 June 2011
"Their debut album certainly carries an early Stones R&B influence, though it's just one of many. Surf, power pop, alt. country, `60s beat and a certain noirish quality pervades much of the material, and both the former and latter attributes have led to comparisons with the soundtrack collections of Quentin Tarantino. "Start A Fire" is the band's debut, and although very much a product of their influences, it's an utterly fresh and enjoyable record. All four members sing, and the two female vocalists Cassady Maddox and Nikki Ponymeadow bring a real dark twang to the proceedings. The songs, which cover revenge, sci-fi themes, and a lot of love-gone-bad, perfectly suit the mood. Look out for the single "Pistols At Dawn", and the wonderfully titled "Cannibal Magnetism". Countrymen, The Lime Spiders, would have been proud of that one." (Leicester Bangs, UK)
The Glimmer's debut album Start A Fire was released in June 2011, recorded with engineer Andrew Beck (Josh Abrahams/Amiel, Modular Lounge) and Florida-based producer Kramer (Urge Overkill, Leader Cheetah, Bridezilla) at GigPiglet in Waterloo. It was then mixed by Kramer in his Florida studio and mastered at Turtlerock Studios by Rick O'Neil.
The Glimmer is: Cassady Maddox (Guitar, Vocals), Dereck Cameron (Guitar, Vocals), Nikki Ponymeadow (Bass, Vocals), Jules Hernandez (Drums, Backing Vocals)
Comments by TheGlimmer
The ethereal male backing vocal is just Cass pitch-shifted down ;)
@flux-rev2-0: Thanks for the comment! We'll be uploading some more stuff soon, as The Glimmer have a new album coming out. You can catch all the updates at theglimmer.net or facebook.com/theglimmer. Simon is also playing in an awesome new band called Medicated Youth, there are some videos floating around online of their live shows and they've just started a Facebook profile :)