GILT are an up and coming trio from Jacksonville, Florida. they incorporate themes of mental health, gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia issues into their music. The band members have recently swapped about a little and their drummer Ash Stixx has moved onto vocals. It gives this EP a new, fresh sound and an energy that is contagious. Stixx’s vocals grab you and make you listen.
The track ‘In Windows (Ignore What’s Missing)’ is the first music GILT have released with Stixx on vocals. It is an emo, post-hardcore track with a 90’s – early 2000’s vibe but with 2021’s understanding. Think if Evanescence blended with Alkaline Trio and a smidge of Placebo for good measure. It is moody and deep with a steady beat that whirls you into it. It is about stopping yourself from doing what you want to be doing. How we hold ourselves back from things due to anxiety and self-doubt. The track points out juxtapositions of light and dark, chaos and peace, misplaced priorities and pride into a loud, emotional crescendo of sound.
“(it is about) letting yourself be confident and doing what you need to heal.”GILT
The EP features two more tracks, ‘Long Time Coming’ and ‘Through Mirrors (I Didn’t Want You As A Mirror)’ which both flow along similar themes. The EP is a standalone piece which touches on some sensitive topics and is sure to resonate with a lot of people out there.
In Windows, Through Mirrors is set for release on 11th November. It was recorded by Lee Dyess of Earthsound Studios and Hansel Romero in Baltimore. Mixed by Romero and mastered by Matt Goings. Get it here.
If you want to see more of GILT then watch this space as they are set to tour in 2022.