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Glitter Litter Awakens Listeners with a Bold New Sonic Journey

Nick Cline

Jun 24, 2024

‘Shocks to Sleeping Beauties’ is a daring mix of electric energy and lyrical depth.

Glitter Litter, a band that stands out with its distinctive fusion of glam rock and punk, immediately seized my attention with its new album, 'Shocks to Sleeping Beauties' released on June 14, 2024. The album is a daring mix of electric energy and lyrical depth. The first listen was a nostalgic journey, evoking memorable tunes from the ‘90s and early 2000s TV and movie soundtracks. With its unique melodies and lyrics, each song left an indelible mark.



Upon listening to the album, I discerned clear influences from iconic bands such as the New York Dolls, Blondie, and The Ramones and subtle nods to a diverse range of bubblegum pop-rock bands from the 90s and early 2000s. These influences are skillfully woven, presenting a delightful blend of nostalgia and contemporary pop-rock.


My favorite track from the latest album is ‘I don't want to write songs about things I don't want to do.’ This track has a perfect sense of melody that caught my ear when paying attention to the mix, the melody, and everything else intertwined.


Like I said before, the songs were heavily influenced by '90s and early 2000s sitcoms, comedies, etc. This is, by far, the strongest suit when looking into the tracks. The way they are written is like a media time machine of nostalgia and killer tunes. It's straightforward punk rock with a bubblegum melody and glam rock vibe.


These tracks would make a welcome addition to just about anybody's playlist, especially people who love glam rock and bubblegum pop-rock/punk.


The album's mix is, for the most part, a well-crafted piece of work. The tones displayed exhibit a clear quality in the recording process. However, I couldn't help but notice the occasional underutilization of promising riffs, which, in my view, detracts from the overall creative process that is evident in all the tracks.

Glitter Litter
Credit: Artist website


I was pleased with everything I heard when I listened to the tracks, but I noticed the use of riffs, melodies, and other parts of the song that were only taken advantage of in pieces. I feel this took away some of the superb musicianship and production of the music. In my opinion, Glitter Litter should explore their more underrepresented talents that shine in only pieces of songs. They could push into a different territory of tonal quality when exploring more sounds.


Nonetheless, “Shocks to Sleeping Beauties” was a pleasure to listen to. This album made me want to look more into their music to see what else I could find because of the melody and production. I am more than eager to see what Glitter Litter does with the future of its music and brand going forward. Put this band on your list of bands to check out NOW!


To experience all things Glitter Litter, just hit one of the links below:



Glitter Litter - bubblegum glam/punk



Shocks to sleeping beauties by Glitter Litter (


Shocks to sleeping beauties - EP by Glitter Litter | Spotify

Apple Music:

‎Shocks To Sleeping Beauties - EP - Album by Glitter Litter - Apple Music

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