Thursday, February 13, 2014

Glass Animals share new single


Oxfordshire quartet Glass Animals follow-up last year's scorching Psylla single with the first taster to their forthcoming debut album, due out in the late Spring via Wolf Tone in the UK and Harvest Records in the US.

As one of the first signings to Paul Epworth's Wolf Tone label in the UK, Glass Animals have polished their pulsing indie electronica-by-way-of-RnB under the production of the band's vocalist and writer Dave Bayley, and Epworth's guiding hand.

Having left the confines of their creative hub in the woodlands of Oxfordshire (referred to as The Shed), the band took up residence at Epworth's London studio in the Autumn of 2013. It's a move that has instantly developed their sound, merging their love of analogue with digital, and transforming their psych-fuzz into something a whole lot wilder.

Gooey is the latest fruit from those album sessions, and the first to truly showcase that new direction. It's a slick, sultry affair, lilting and looped. Tranquil in its build, all reverb and pulse.

Its approach is unashamedly experimental in both its tone and approach, and caught the eye of Radiohead's Colin Greenwood who, as ambassador for Independent Venue Week, recently booked Glass Animals to headline a sell-out show at Oxford's Jericho Tavern.

Armed with a full LP to come later in the year, and a seriously impressive live set-up, Glass Animals are primed for a very exciting twelve months and beyond. The Gooey EP will be released digitally April 8th. 

Glass Animals are: Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, Joe Seaward.


February 13 - Postbahnhof, Berlin (w/ St. Vincent)
February 15 - Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ St. Vincent)
February 17 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (w/ St. Vincent)
February 18 - La Cigale, Paris (w/ St. Vincent)
February 20 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London (w/ St. Vincent)
February 21 - Manchester Cathedral (w/ St. Vincent)
March 10-17  - SXSW, Austin, Texas

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