Andy Bell AKA GLOK
As a member of RIDE, Oasis and Hurricane #1 how did GLOK come about?
Before Andy joins us at the Taproom in October he joins Matthew Shaw for a conversation about his musical journey. Via trips to Cornwall and a guitar playing uncle who taught him all the classics from The Stones and The Beatles and into The Velvet underground.
Andy Bell of pioneering shoegazers RIDE is parking his Space Station in low Earth orbit to take the GLOK-mobile for a spin to a venue near you this October. GLOKtober offers a rare chance to see Andy performing live as his electronic alter ego, where he brilliantly weaves together throbbing dubbed-out acid, levitational psychedelia, Balearic, ambient, techno, Kosmische, shoegaze, art-rock and Compass Point-style post punk, with his virtuoso guitar playing and musicianship to the fore.
Tickets are £10 + Booking Fee and available on Eventbrite now
GLOK as a live entity was born in 2022 with a mindblowing session recorded for Electronic Sound magazine, followed by two festival appearances at the Optimo/Ransom Note shindig Watching Trees and Convenanza, the gathering of the acid house tribes in France started by the late Andrew Weatherall.
All of these performances featured visuals by Innerstrings, who will also be joining Andy for the UK tour. Andy has reworked tracks from his acclaimed albums Dissident and Pattern Recognition, alongside unreleased tracks, with a similar improvised, one-man band approach to when playing under the Andy Bell Space Station name, but this time with an emphasis on the dance floor.
Support from Tony Njoku
We’re excited to announce the support for the GLOK show on October 17th. Tony is a British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter from London.Raised in between Lagos and London the twenty-three year old has always been a frequent globetrotter with the breadth of his travels reflected in his music. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as 'strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.