The psychedelic Bradford quartet capture a dreamy rock sound with heartfelt, honest lyricism.
Unfeigned, honest and tranquil are words that spring to mind when listening to “Wow and Flutter”. A beautiful, dream pop four track EP from the Northern four-piece.
Glass Mountain (taking their name from a piece of artwork by David Hockney) draw their influences from hip-hop to electronica, with marrying the sound of The Cure and Sigur Ros. Their personal lyrics, tear soaked laments illustrate coping with life in a often confusing world.
Opening with “Gin Flows Through My Veins”, the 5 min 36 seconds track demonstrates an executed sound, with a clear 80s form, homogeneous to The Cure. You can hear the sorrow, and the hatred in the beautiful vocals from frontman, Harry Hanson.
New single, “Ghosts” taken from the EP has a more indie-rock vibe. A bold guitar riff which juxtaposes Hanson’s soft vocals works pleasantly. Again, a personal nature to it, listeners can understand that the band have something they want to get off their chests.
This EP is very refreshing. It gives “indie-pop” a new lease of life that many people would probably relate too more than other indie bands.
Glass Mountain is most-certainly a band will be looking forward to hearing of again in 2018.
You can listen to the Wow & Flutter EP here.
Glass Mountain are playing Nottingham Rough Trade on February 16th.
By Becky Lumbard