Hokay, buckle up, because Unity for the Outcasts (or UFTO for short) are about to take you on a ride all the way through the “Space in your Heart.” The band’s newest single was released on December 29, 2023 just in time for all those New Year thoughts and reflections.
It’s a thumper; a banger. Incredibly dynamic and evolving, but never lacking.
You may recall that Alchemical Records took you to UFTO’s “Land of Make Believe,” the Maryland-based band’s 2022 debut EP, to meet Claire (vocals), Sid Gupta (bass guitar), Andrew Bonicker (lead guitar), Sammy (rhythm guitar), and Andrew Lapp (drums). If you’re a fan of acts like Kings of the Wild Things, Keep Your Secrets, or Free Friends, then you’re probably going to be a fan of UFTO and share similar influences yourself.
“Space in your Heart” has a bit of an industrial sound, existing perhaps in the space (see what I did there) between Stabbing Westward and Halestorm. The song marks a massive change in production from UFTO’s debut EP, however, the track allows for the characteristics and qualities of each musician to stand out. There is such a massive energy being transmitted here that if anything could suck the air out the room, it might very well be this track.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.