Released on 8 October on Fuzz Club Records, Ungrateful Heart is the fourth album from Milan-based group The Gluts. Although no less abrasive and confrontational in its utilising of ear-piercing feedback and hard-hitting riffs, the band say that the songs here primarily take cues from the likes of Fugazi, Gang of Four, the PiL-Pistols canon and the Campana brothers’ long adoration of Italian and American hardcore punk. The album arrives off the back of 2019’s Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip LP and tours and festival dates around the UK, Europe and South Africa. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new track Mashilla and their plans for the rest of 2021.

TF: You have a new album out, what has the reception been like to Mashilla

It looks like that Mashilla attracted a load of new listeners, at least on Spotify. Our goal of five thousand monthly listeners before the release was reached a while ago! 

TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence? 

Mashilla is the best way for your 8-year old sister to make fun of you, if you’re 4. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

The plan for the remainder of the year is to promote the album and get all the fun and joy we didn’t for the last year and half. 

TF: When can we next expect a live show from you now that venues and gigs are kicking off again?

We’ll tour Europe for two weeks in October. The first show will be in Ghent, the day after the album is expected to be out. Fingers crossed!

Ungrateful Heart is out now, on Fuzz Club Records