Gloria - Sabbat Matters
This is a pre-order item and is expected 5th March 2021.
Gloria return with a slab of psychedelic pagan rock, their first release since the
"Hey Gyp" and "Oidophon Echorama" EP's. Their much praised debut album "In
Excelsis Stereo" won the heart's of many on both sides of the Channel, notably
Shindig! Magazine, Les InRockuptibles and The Times (of London!) from the world
of print and 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, Amy Lamé and Gideon Coe being more than
generous in their praise and airtime for the Lyonnaise sextet.
Béatrice left to focus on Grand Veymont and Epépé, with the operatically trained
Swiss witch Marie Lou replacing her on choral duties. Soon after they decamped
to the Valais mountains to record the new material which would make up this very
The Sabbat theme had been growing in the mind of Kid Victrola for a number of
years. Irremediably associated with witchcraft in France and Switzerland, describing
15-17th century nocturnal gatherings filled with unholy behaviours frowned upon by
the more clerically minded. Sabbat Matters is an imaginary pagan festival for your
ears, where debauchery, pop and primitive pleasures are celebrated as gods to fend
off the evils of the plague and contemporary puritans. Motown, Phil Spector, John
Fahey, MC5 and songs of worship and devotion lurk behind the psychedelic choral
pop maelstrom which has captivated stages across Europe alongside Altin Gun,
Juniore, Slift, The Soundcarriers, and M'dou Moktar in recent years.
Nicole Claveloux, the acclaimed French painter, illustrator and comic book artist
contributed previously unseen period artwork to this release.
Label: Outre Disc
Genre: Rock, Psych & Garage
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: LPOUTRE11
Released: 5th March 2021