With today’s political environment allowing a gateway to discrimination and marginalization of minority communities, it’s immensely important for the elevation of bands like Shallow Pools who are using their music to make a difference.
Pieced together by the combined forces of Jess Gromada (guitar), Glynnis Brennan (vocals, bass), and Ali Ajemian (drums) the alternative/pop rock band started all the way back in 2012 just playing acoustic covers for fun. They gave songwriting a shot in early 2016, now fast forward to 2019 the group are on the way to release their new EP “Spring” arriving March 8, 2019.
But Shallow Pools aren’t just another alt-rock band, drawing from their own personal struggles the trio discuss hard-hitting issues in their music like mental health, loss of loved ones and strained relationships. Their a group that strives to promote the normalize of seeing bands comprised solely of women, and aim to establish a welcoming environment at their shows for all ages, sexualities, and gender identities. They understand the importance of LGBTQIA+ and female representation and hope that embracing their own identities will inspire others to do the same.
They’ve already got a few singles out if you’d like a taste of their sound, listen to “It’s a You Thing.” and ‘Sinking’ below:
‘Spring’ EP Track Listing:
2. Tired Eyes
3. Room To Breathe
4. It’s A You Thing.
2/24 ONCE Lounge –Somerville, MA –with Wave Break, Hello Atlantic, Three Cheers Too Late
3/16 The Puzzle Factory –Rockland, MA –with Boxer’s Jaw
3/17 Bungalow – Manchester, New Hampshire- with His Dream of Lions
5/2 O’Brien’s –Allston, MA –with Yucca King
5/30 O’Brien’s –Allston, MA –with The Skirts, TIFFY, and Bandicoot