Glass Animals is a British indie rock band that was formed in Oxford in 2010, that is piloted by singer, songwriter, and producer Dave Bayley followed by his childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer, and Drew MacFarlane. The group released their first album titled Zaba in 2014, which included the hit single Gooey.
- Dave Bayley – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Tambourine
- Edmund Irwin-Singer – Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Drew MacFarlane – Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Joe Seaward – Drums, Percussion
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Electronic Rock
- Wolf Tone
- Caroline International
- Polydor Republic
- Glass Animals released their debut studio album titled Zaba on June 9, 2014. It included the hit singles Black Mambo, Gooey, Pools, Hazey and was compiled with a total of 11 tracks. The deluxe edition of the album included 4 more tracks Psylla, Exxus, Black Mambo (Zodiac Remix), and Gooey (Gilligan Moss Remix).
- The group released their 2nd album How to Be a Human Being on August 26, 2019. It was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and certified silver.
- On August 7, 2020, Glass Animals released their 3rd studio album Dreamland which is certified “Platinum” and “Gold”. It was their highest ranking album and made it onto #2 position on The Official Albums Chart, #6 on the ARIA Charts, and #7 on the Billboard 200.
- Their music style is considered to be a mix of indie rock, psychedelic pop, indie pop, and electronic rock genres.
Glass Animals Facts
- Dave Bayley wrote the first 3 albums released by the Glass Animals.
- The group was nominated for their first Grammy Award in the “Best New Artist” category at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
- Their song Heat Waves reached #1 on The Aria Charts in February 2021 and was also voted #1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2020. As of February 2022, the song had surpassed more than 1 million streams on Spotify.
- Over the years, Glass Animals has collaborated with several well-known artists that including Joey Bada$$, Denzel Curry, Arlo Parks, and Bree Runway.
- Glass Animals has released various extended plays that include Leaflings (2012), Glass Animals (2013), Pools (2014), Adulthood (2020), Adolescence (2020), Childhood (2021), and Heat Waves (Expansion Pack) (2021).
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