THE GLADEYES: Psychosis Of Love
By Amanda Mills
The Gladeyes are Jade Farley and Gwen Norcliffe, who formed their band in 2002 after meeting at Elam School of Fine Arts. This is their first album after a series of EPs, and encompasses music from the entirety of the band’s lifespan, with earlier material re-recorded. The Gladeyes make lovely pop music; both members are talented instrumentalists, and are here joined by some of NZ’s most well-known pop musicians – Ryan McPhun (The Ruby Suns) on drums, James Milne (Lawrence Arabia, Reduction Agents), Tim Guy and Henry Oliver (Die! Die! Die!) on bass, as well as the Auckland Children and Youth Choir on The End of The World Because You Don’t Love Me Anymore. ‘Psychosis of Love’ delves into love and the realities and negativities around it, deftly illustrated by the delicate, awash-with-harmonies confessional balladry of Too Many Movies, the dreamy pop of The Light, and the lilting folk of Andy. Put together over two years this is a lovely debut album, hopefully one that will launch them into a far larger audience.