Glass Caves have had a year that has seen them start from busking in cities across the UK to selling out most of their debut album tour, with self-funded album ‘Alive’ making the Record Store Top 40 on week of release.
Second single ‘Breaking Out’ (taken from the album) features a mix by Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, Bowie) who found Glass Caves whilst stationed in his studio in Austin, Texas and became an instant supporter of the band complimenting the ambition and heartfelt delivery in their music. He even introduced the band to New York’s Sterling Sound (mastered key tracks for Imagine Dragons, Biffy Clyro and Kings of Leon amongst others) for the master of the single.
Fittingly ‘Breaking Out’ is soaked with ambition and longing for a better existence. Written in a garage but built for arenas it paints vividly the band’s aspirations with the chorus vocal of ‘Break out of here, go somewhere I belong’ soaring above layers of backing vocals and guitars.
The album ‘Alive’ is produced by Rich Turvey – also behind the mixing desk for Darlia (one of Zane Lowe hottest track of the year) and rising stars The Mispers and Blossoms. The record catalogues this restlessly active band’s increasing ambitions as they are adopted by growing audiences in cities they frequent playing on the streets. The result is a grand statement of intent with bombastic choruses interspersing more subtle references to concerns of the heart and spirit.
6th Feb: The Hop, Wakefield
18th Feb: The Attic, Glasgow
19th Feb: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
21st Feb: Madhatters, Inverness
7th Mar: The Macbeth, London (This Feeling Night)
14th Mar: Academy 3, Manchester
20th Mar: Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds (This Feeling)
21st Mar: Plug, Sheffield (This Feeling)
4 April: Fibbers, York