Loud. Unapologetic. Hilarious. Fierce, Fun, Frenetic, and Femme: Glitoris is more than just a band. Blending genre-defying art rock musicianship with razor-sharp lyrics, sardonic wit, on-point politics, and theatrical badassery, Glitoris is equal parts fists-in-the-air anthems, high-octane frenzy, and call-to-arms empowerment.
Established and based in Ngunnawal Ngambri (Canberra, ACT), Glitoris is Keven 007 (vocals and guitar), Andrew (lead guitar and vocals), Malcolm (bass and vocals) and Mickey (drums and vocals). Dedicated to social justice, Glitoris began as a protest about the missing women in the music industry and its obsession with youth and body image. Glitoris has since consistently used their platform to bring attention to issues and grassroots organisations in the LGBTQI+, Indigenous and environmental spheres.
Blending searing, anthemic punk riffs with Broadway sass, Glitoris create a genre-hopping rock opera of epic proportions, taking the listener on an engrossing theatrical journey that aims to captivate, educate and entertain across ten blistering tracks.
“This album is a reflection of the critical environmental, economic, and political challenges facing us and the world we currently live in. It’s about facing these challenges head-on, being courageous and demanding social justice,” Glitoris explain.
“It is both a ‘Glitoris’ genre-bending rock-pop-art-clown-metal record loaded up with humour and badassery, and a rallying call-to-arms response to major political events and ongoing injustice. All over the record, we call out political inaction and social injustice.”
Recorded with Anna Laverty (Camp Cope, Courtney Barnett) with string sections arranged and lead by Daniel Denholm (Tim Minchin, Silverchair) and violinist Véronique Serret (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gurrumul), ‘Glitoris’ is a testament to the band’s desire to push musical boundaries within the studio and create a dynamic, eclectic production team.
“The writing and recording process was fantastic and some of the best experiences we’ve had as a band. Everything was on the table, every idea was given a shot, we didn’t settle for anything that sounded even ‘just a little bit shit’ and we kept working on the songs until we were all happy.”
Tackling hard-hitting topics like the global-yet-silent epidemic of violence against women in ‘Femicide’, non-Indigenous complicity in the colonial project in ‘The Goats’ and existential crisis and the futility of activism on focus track ‘Power Pop’, the band’s sophomore album takes no prisoners in its effort to spark open conversations and respond to the major issues of our time.
Release: July 14th, 2023, Independent