Englomanatic Glitch – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

EG: We are Englomanatic Glitch, The Electro-stoner band or the sound of the shifting delirium, whatever that means. We came up with it a few years ago and we thought it sounded cool and described us a bit so it stuck.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

EG: We are from all over the world but we met in London at a university house share. Needless to say the house was in a bit of a state when we left it.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

EG: I generally don’t have a particular inspiration, I just sit down on my laptop and start playing around with some sounds and eventually something cool comes out. We normally write about substance abuse, the shift of day and night, sex and other debauchery but we try to mask it as metaphors as much as possible.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

EG: Getting laid, haha, like pretty much everyone else that’s ever been in a band.


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

EG:  We are yet to experience a moment that makes us proud.


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

EG: Slowly, but steady. I believe the key to these platforms that we rely on so heavily is consistency, and I think this is where most artists and bands fail, they would release a song or two, perhaps an EP and they’ll split up or give up, or get married or whatever other excuse you may think of.  We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with all sorts of information so the only way to cut through the noise is to be persistent, eventually people will start noticing, by which point you as an artist/band should already be in beast mode.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

EG: We use small local promoters, but we are keeping the live performances to a minimum at the moment.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

EG: Well there isn’t much to think about it. It’s basically where we are at. The good side of it is that with the right tools you can get heard by people on the other side of the world, something that was impossible for independent artists a few decades ago, so it is actually great. If you deny the importance and the market share that Spotify has you are just dead in the water. 


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

EG: “Catch the Rainbow” by Rainbow. If you ask me again in a few months I’m sure my answer will be different.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

EG: The importance of social media. I don’t have an answer as to how, but I would certainly like it to be less important than it is today. I genuinely spent more time making content than I do writing music or playing.


PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

EG: Right now we are working on the promotion of our music videos that are being released this year, the next one being released on the 5th of May, and it’s called “Tribulations in May”. That will be part 2 of 4, so stay tuned for more.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

EG:  Instagram and Spotify would be the places to find us and keep up to date with us. Unfortunately we don’t have merch just yet but that will change very soon.

Englomanatic Glitch links:
Band/Artist location – West London
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