Glass Caves have built a committed following throughout the North of England shifting thousands of their self-released EPs along with selling out notable venues across their home county. The underground activity spilt over in April 2013 when BBC Introducing gave the band their coveted Radio 1 Playlist slot, followed in May with Glass Caves charting on the Billboard Magazine 'fastest accelerating chart' which recognises the fastest growing new artists on the internet.
Initially building up a following busking on the streets of Yorkshire cities Glass Caves started selling out venues in Leeds, Sheffield and York in 2013, ending a summer to remember with being selected for a number of city festivals (Live at Leeds, Tramlines, Liverpool Sound City, Long Division) and a host of new band stage appearances at various UK festivals, finished off with a spot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals.
The new EP (out December 2nd) opens with "Summer Lover" a breezy and sauntering ode to summers' past, whilst the rest of the EP journeys through responses to personal challenges and aspirations taking in family alcoholism ("Throw down the Pistol"), curtailing relationships ("Safety Man") and lofty ambitions ("This Road").
Glass Caves fuse agitated rhythms and yo-yoing guitars with vocal harmonies that splinter then soar through their songs. The band draw from a number of classic international influences and put them through a very British filter resulting in a perfectly formed morsels of ballsy alt-rock.
1. Summer Lover
2. Throw down the Pistol
3. This Road
4. Safety Man
November 7th: Hoxton Bar and Grill, London
November 19th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (With The Family Rain)
November 21st: The Venue, Derby
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