Glass Violet: Hourglass – single review

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Glass VioletGlass Violet: Hourglass

(Self Released)

DL & Streaming from 5th March

Glass Violet release Hourglass, the bands 4th single on 5th March, their previous release Over the Moor having been featured on the Brits & Pieces unsigned bands compilation covered in Louder Than War back in January.

The band have been building up a healthy following across social media since the release of their debut Chemicals and follow up, Clockwork and have had exposure through BBC Introducing; Amazing Radio; BBC Radio Wales and via sessions recorded for BBC Radio Bristol. Listening to tracks released so far and with gigs being back on the horizon I wouldn’t be surprised if the band attracted the attention of festivals organisers and can imagine them being the perfect accompaniment for an alcohol-soaked sunny afternoon in a field.

Formed by Alex and Tom, after the 2 lead vocalists met in Bristol in 2018 and started writing and putting ideas together. They then recruited, a few months later, Matt, Josh and Declan on drums, bass and synths respectively.

Glass Violet have a very radio-friendly anthemic sound, The Killers being the most obvious comparison, although the big choruses and soaring riffs also suggest the influence of Kasabian and Foals. Hourglass is a great follow up to what has come before.

Definitely one to listen out for and watch out for in 2021.

Glass Violet

For more on Glass Violet visit them on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, Spotify and Bandcamp.

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All words by Iain Key. See his Author Profile here author’s archive or on Twitter as @iainkey.

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