Glass Animals, the Oxfordian indie rock four-piece, show no sign of slowing down off the success of their debut album, Zaba. The band made three appearances at the weekend-long festival, kicking things off with an intimate show at Bottom Lounge. Playing tried and true fan favourites like “Gooey” and “Black Mambo,” front man Dave Bayley carried the enraptured audience through a 13-song set, frequently soaring off the stage and into the crowd. The band’s main performance the next day was just as energetic, this time playing to thousands of fans during their afternoon slot on the Galaxy stage proving their relentless enthusiasm. Glass Animals continue their US tour before heading to Europe to play a number of festivals to wrap up the summer season, including an appearance at Reading & Leeds on 29-30 August.
Arizona native, Zella Day wowed the crowed at Lollapalooza with her Americana-infused electro-pop songs about dreams and childhood. The 20-year old singer-songwriter’s debut album, Kicker was just released in June followed closely by a soulful performance on Conan. Heralded by The Guardian as the “happier Lana del Rey,” we can look forward to big things from Ms. Day. For now, you can catch her on tour through America until late September including an appearance at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. Dates and ticketing information can be found here.
Emerging alt-pop band LANY (pronounced LAY-NEE) don’t like to define their sound, instead preferring the listener to draw their own conclusions. Those conclusions would likely include ‘dreamy,’ ‘80s,’ and ‘synth-based’ in an attempt to describe the band’s signature, self-produced sound. With six tracks and an EP to their name, the Los Angeles-based, Nashville natives just finished touring with Zella Day and are scheduled to tour North America with Twin Shadows until September when they plan to write and record their debut album. You can find schedule and ticket information here.
All photos courtesy of Mary Ashton Ellis.