Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Benjamin Hannam - Vocals/Guitar, Sam Speck - Guitar, Cameron Holdstock - Bass, Daniel Muszynski - Drums


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THE CAIROS, Vasy Mollo, Musk Deer


Bio

Originating from Byron Bay but now calling Sydney home GLASS TOWERS were born out of a solo recording project of front man Ben Hannam, and forged in the summer of 2008 with the addition of guitarist Sam Speck, bassist Cameron Holdstock and drummer Daniel Muszynski. The past couple of years have seen the band walk a path of highs, from having ARIA Award winning producer Wayne Connolly, ask to take the helm of their 2011 debut EP "What We Were, When We Were". To having the legendary Neil Finn personally select and invite the band on tour with him (in support of his latest musical project Pajama Club). Earning spots at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, and keeping up a relentless touring schedule along the way; they’ve shared the stage with Cloud Control, Tame Impala, Metronomy, Bluejuice, The Holidays, Children Collide, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, The Vasco Era, Papa Vs Pretty, Last Dinosaurs, Guineafowl and many more. The bands’ list of influences is pages long and varied coming from all over. From the literary genius of Jack Kerouac to the madcap mind of Syd Barrett and effortless cool of Lou Reed, from a childhood raised on a somewhat oddball mixture of Neil Diamond, Roxy Music and Simon & Garfunkel, to the paintings of J.M.W Turner and photographs of Robert Doisneau. And then there is the influence that life holds itself, each GLASS TOWERS’ song is a sonic snapshot from a specific time in Hannam’s past. The new single, "JUMANJI" was recently added to high rotation on triple j and FBi Radio. The track presents breezy tropical chords, smart snappy guitar interplay, epic soaring choruses (featuring the beautiful, serene voice of upcoming Sydney songstress Jordan Leser) and young love on long wistful carefree weekends. The single was produced and mixed by Jean-Paul Fung (JP) a young in-demand producer know for his work with Birds Of Tokyo, Bluejuice and Last Dinosaurs. Guy Davies (Bloc Party, Foals) out the final touches on the song at Electric Mastering, UK. It's the first blissful taste of the bands’ forthcoming debut album, an album that has been four years in the making, but four years well spent.

Unearthed in 2010

Indent

29 Aug 2010

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Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

There's still that tropical energy in the racing rhythms and chiming guitar but this is much tougher, and all the better for it. Glass Towers showing a bit of grunt and muscle.

There's still that tropical energy in the racing rhythms and chiming guitar but this is much tougher, and all the better for it. Glass Towers showing a bit of grunt and muscle.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

14 May 2012

Triple J
40

With a similar tropic jangle to their sound more akin to Brisbane's sunny guitar pop (think Hungry Kids of Hungary, Last Dinosaurs, Jinja Safari et al.); Glass Towers offer an equally confident anthem that is one part percussive shuffle, one part nervous anthem.

With a similar tropic jangle to their sound more akin to Brisbane's sunny guitar pop (think Hungry Kids of Hungary, Last Dinosaurs, Jinja Safari et al.); Glass Towers offer an equally confident anthem that is one part percussive shuffle, one part nervous anthem.

Review

40

Great atmosphere!

Great atmosphere!