Hailing from Oxford, England, Glass Animals--Dave Bayley (singer/guitarist), Drew MacFarlane (guitarist/keyboardist), Edmund Irwin-Singer (bassist/keyboardist), Joe Seaward(drums)–have made a solid name for themselves in just a short time due to their vivid ability to serve up big pop hooks that are loaded with lots of synth flavor with just a umph of hip hop flow.
After releasing their debut EP, Leaflings, in 2012 while they were still in college, the group caught the headphones of famed producer Paul Epworth (U2, Coldplay, Adele’s 21), who in turn signed them to his Wolf Tone label in 2013. This was also around the same time when Bayley opted to go to medical school, but with the music and those new fans calling, he chose to stick with GA and help executive produce their first album, Zaba, which is cooked up with the perfect blend of, well, everything you could want from a red-hot indie band who are certainly doing their thing on the scene.
The success of their freshman set would lead the fine tuned English Breakfast tea sipping gentlemen straight to the road and onto many, many music festival grounds (hey there, Lollapalooza), which have certainly become the place where GA has gained the most steam. In fact, you just might say that the festival life is the reason the guys recently topped themselves with their sophomore set, How To Be a Human Being, which is the reason why they’ll be owning the stage at The Fillmore later tonight. While we can absolutely be sure that they’ll be ready to serve us with their hits, “Life Itself,” “Toes” and “Black Mambo,” the light flair of their biggest smash, “Gooey,” will be exactly what we came for and get us more than ready for…it all.