Glows

Deptford

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Photo by Jed Darlington-Roberts

Name, where are you from?
I'm GG Skips originally from West London but now I reside in Deptford.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
An impossible question, how could you! If I had to choose - Fuck Buttons played a silent disco at Reading Festival like 5 years ago to a bunch of confused 15-year-olds not knowing whether to cry or dance. either that or the candlelit Grouper concert in a prefab chapel called the Tin Tabernacle near my house.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands/artists in history?
I'm embarrassingly a massive dead-head so would have to be The Grateful Dead, am I able to be in the band too? I'll be at the back with my Korg Kaoss Pad adding a donk on Jerry's vocals. With support from exotica legend Les Baxter and his orchestra, again, I'm providing a donk in the background.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Scott Walker, I am fascinated in the bizarre scope of his career from mainstream boy idol to a conscious outsider, creating some of the most abrasive and comically dark music of all time, the themes and compositional scope of each song plays out like a novel, there is always more stuff to uncover when you listen to each album. I wrote my track Foam in response to his track 'Farmer In The City' and so his recent passing is a real tragedy for me.

Of all the venues you’ve been to or played, which is your favourite?
The Bunker, Deptford or The Windmill, Brixton because they're the only human-run venues left in London. Ian Sinclair was right.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia. His poetry really is second to none, he really absorbs you in his world and perfectly articulates the monotony and depression of modern life at odds with the natural world.


Glows recently released his debut EP 'J.L. Hooker Love Pleasure Forever'. You can listen, stream or purchase it at backl.ink/12345000.

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