Glass Peaks – Speak and Spell
Glass Peaks are back at it! The band from Kent – consisting of Lewis (vocals and guitar), Jake (guitar), Alfie (bass and synth) and Grant (drums) – has only been founded a year ago and already had a remarkably successful 2016 on the road. Influenced by the likes of Ben Howard, The Maccabees or White Lies, Glass Peaks excel with a melancholic yet energy-laden sound and deeply thoughtful lyrics.
Their new release is titled Speak and Spell, a track – produced by Kris Harris – which accurately showcases the versatile talents of the alt-pop band: sublime melodies combined with heavy electronic vibes.
It even comes with a brilliant music video. Directed by Lee Squires, the visuals were entirely shot in a portrait, which makes it really easy to watch it on the smart phone by the way (so you have no excuses not to watch it 😉 ). The neon lights in the rather dark setting convey an erratic, grungy mood and certainly get you hooked on watching it until the end.
According to the music video, the artists stated:
“It will be the first time a lot of people will have heard our music and seen what we look like. We want this video to show everyone what we’re about.”
That statement definitely looks promising to me, and I look forward to hearing more of them. I love getting to know new artists, and I’m glad I got aware of Glass Peaks.
Speak and Spell is such an animating track but for some reason also kind of laid-back – I really like that. Watch the video below:
If you are based in the UK then make sure you don’t miss them on tour as they are said to be the tip of the iceberg. Go see them live, they will kill it.