Gloss were a Liverpool-based indie-pop band that released one album in 2001.The group’s multi-national line-up included Paul Cavanagh (guitar), Martin Lynch (bass), Paul Maguire (drums), Jonas Theis (keyboards) and Heidrun Anna (vocals).

They wrote and recorded songs that are timeless pop – rich in melody and drawn from influences such as The Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, Television, Stereolab, Barry White, Carole King, Blondie, Fran├žoise Hardy, Air and Madonna.

The nucleus of the band were Cavanagh and the alluring Heidrun Anna. She was the band’s lyricist and melody arranger, and together they combined forces to weave these elements into song form. The pair met in Liverpool in 1998 where Heidrun had studied at the Liverpool Institute Of The Performing Arts (LIPA). She became involved in the city’s close knit music scene and inevitably the two began to work together. Via Paul came Martin Lynch and Paul Maguire (former drummer with Liverpool faves The Stairs) – whilst Jonas Theis, a classically trained pianist, completed the line-up having originally known Heidrun at LIPA where he too was studying.

On the strength of a three song demo, Gloss were signed to Nude Records. They released two singles in the UK – “Lonely In Paris” and “New York Boy” – but their album was only commercially released in Japan.