There aren’t many things better than discovering a new band or artist whose music you instantly connect with. Whether they’re touring the nation making their name or supporting big acts globally, we’re here to put a spotlight on the musically-gifted people with a bright future ahead of them. This week, we’re introducing you to melancholic indie trio, Glass Peaks.
For Fans Of: Foals, Bloc Party, Everything Everything
Essential Listening: ‘I’m Okay’ and ‘Hold Me Closer'
While the likes of Foals, The Wombats and The Vaccines continue their decade-long legacies and keep indie music at the forefront of the UK industry, lower down the scale is a flurry of bands following in their footsteps. Bands who may join them high up on festival bills one day, and one of those bands is Glass Peaks.
Hailing from the picturesque county of Kent, Glass Peaks first made themselves known in 2016. Though incorporating elements and influences from those named above, the trio have a darkness weaving in between their guitar lines, a darkness all tied together with vocals smoother than butter and harmonies that’ll haunt you at night.
Breakout single, ‘I’m Okay’ was an instant hit. With fuzzy guitars driving you through, it has an air of atmospheric 80s influences about it and a chorus that begs to be heard live. The track was picked up by Spotify, finding itself in the Viral UK 50 chart, and BBC Introducing’s Abbie McCarthy labelled it her track of the week, putting the band on the radar of industry tastemakers nationwide.
Two more singles have followed, the captivating ‘Hold Me Closer’ and latest addition, ‘(Don’t) Ask Me To Dance’, both of which have continued to aid in Glass Peaks’ rise to fame. As well as receiving support from BBC Introducing, the band have enjoyed airplay from Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio X and gained support from clothing brands, Fred Perry and O’Neil. Add to that, a string of sold out headline dates in the capital, support slots with The Amazons and Maximo Park, plus festival appearances that include The Great Escape, Isle Of Wight and Camden Rocks. It’s fair to say that the trio are leaving one hell of a mark on the new wave indie scene right now and things are only getting better.
Looking ahead, the band are gearing up to release more new music before the year is out and have a debut EP in the works, so keep your eyes peeled, because you’re going to see a lot more of Glass Peaks in the months to come.
Can't wait to see them live? Good news, they'll be supporting Youth Club in November! Grab your tickets now:
O2 Academy Islington: Thursday 29 November Buy Tickets
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