Glass Animals is playing at Red Rocks!
Going to red rocks to see the Glass Animals, mate! We are also staying at the Arrowhead Manor inn in Morrison. The Glass Animals are an English indie rock band from Oxford consisting of members Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward. The group released their debut album Zaba in June 2014 as the first release on producer Paul Epworth‘s label Wolf Tone, and their second album How to Be a Human Being on August 26, 2016, to critical acclaim. The band has toured internationally and featured on line ups at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Reading/Leeds, Falls Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Southbound and Bestival. Bandmates Bayley, Seaward, MacFarlane and Irwin-Singer were friends at secondary school in Oxford and formed Glass Animals in 2010 when at university. They first performed live at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern on April 9th 2010 supporting Chapel Club. The band released their debut EP, Leaflings, on May 28, 2012, which included the single “Cocoa Hooves”. It was released on independent label Kaya Kaya Records, a subsidiary and imprint of XL Recordings (part of the Beggars Group of labels). Lead singer and guitarist Dave Bayley was attending medical school at London King’s College but quit once Adele‘s producer Paul Epworth saw the Glass Animals performing in London and signed them to his label Wolf Tone. In 2013, the band put out another single, titled “Black Mambo”. It appeared on Glass Animals’ second, self-titled EP, which was released on November 12, 2013. “We didn’t really know anything about the music industry or the music world. We were just trying to figure out who we were, what sounded good to us,” said lead singer Dave Bayley when asked what the band was doing during the period of time between the release of “Black Mambo” and their debut album. The Glass Animals EP also saw the band collaborating with Jean Deaux, a soulful hip-hop teenager from Chicago, on a song titled “Woozy”. The following year saw the band releasing three more singles: “Pools”, “Gooey”, and “Hazey”, along with a short remix EP of Gooey that featured the song “Holiest”, a collaboration with Argentine indie pop singer-songwriter and producer Tei Shi. All five singles were featured on the band’s debut album, Zaba (stylized as ZABA), which was released on June 6, 2014. The album received generally positive reviews and brought the band to over 7 million listeners on Spotify the following year, with the songs “Gooey”, “Black Mambo”, and “Toes” becoming the most popular from the album on Apple Music. Two deluxe versions of Zaba were released in August 2015. The Amazon version had exclusive stripped versions of the singles “Gooey”, “Black Mambo”, “Hazey”, and “Cocoa Hooves”, while the iTunes version included bonus tracks “Psylla” and “Exxus” along with remixes of “Black Mambo” and “Gooey”. The band performed the single “Gooey” on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2014, and again on The Late Show with David Letterman on February 24, 2015, and toured extensively after Zaba, visiting both hemispheres and played over 130 shows in 2015 alone. Their October 2015 US tour included two sold out shows at The Wiltern in LA and sold out shows across America including T5 in NYC, The Riverside in Milwaukee, and The Midland in Kansas City. A collaboration with American hip hop recording artist Joey Bada$$, titled “Lose Control”, was released on October 6, 2015. The idea for the song was apparently sparked during a randomly shared studio session. We are going to have a lovely time across the pond in America’s wild west! Cheerio! Check out the Arrowhead Manor inn for accommodations. You will love it!