In late 2019 Glass Animals are making a comeback with a new single with American rapper Denzel Curry. The band are surprising Aussie fans with two upcoming intimate shows.
In July 2018, Glass Animals’ drummer Joe Seaward had a serious bicycle accident when he was hit by a truck in Dublin. Seaward’s accident and recovery resulted in the band cancelling their remaining tour dates for the rest of the year.
Since then it has been a substantial quiet 2019 for them because of Seaward’s recovery. This period of waiting and patience has only made the British psychedelic indie band from Oxford feeling stronger than ever. With front man Dave Bayley putting a statement earlier this year about Seward’s remarkable recovery the band are excited to get back doing what their love.
a year ago my best bud joe couldn’t walk or speak…much less play the drums. but look at him now. thanks to everybody…
Over the past few months, the four piece have been busy making new music. The latest news from the band has officially detailed their collaboration with American rapper Denzel Curry. The collaboration has both artists feeling proud to release the upcoming single ‘Tokyo Drifting’ on Wednesday the 13th of November. Fans have been given a sneak peak via two teaser videos of the new song recently posted through the band’s twitter page.
— Glass Animals (@GlassAnimals) November 11, 2019
you figured that out quickkk
— Glass Animals (@GlassAnimals) November 10, 2019
The new single will be fresh material from Glass Animals since their 2016 album How To Be A Human Being. The sophomore album which was inspired by the success of their 2014 debut album Zaba featured heavier electronic instrumentals.
How To Be A Human Being was perceived as a an anthology concept album where each song tells the story of people the band had met on tour. Critics were opened to praise the album’s whimsicality in emotive expression and how the band’s sound invoked a sense of wonder.
The collaboration with Curry on ‘Tokyo Drifting’ can only have fans guessing what sounds will be new and different from the band since their three year gap of their second album.
For Curry, he has had a successful string of collaborations this year. In September he teamed up with British rapper Slowthai on ‘Psycho’ and recently appeared with fellow American rapper Wiki on the song ‘Grim’ with rapper Lil Ugly Mane.
Glass Animals expected to play two intimate Australian shows in November
Glass Animals were last seen in Australia during the Falls Festival in 2017-2018. Since then they have accumulated a big fan base in Australia due to the critical acclaim on their second album and featured airplay on Triple J. The band are keen to perform in front for their Aussie fans with two intimate gigs this month in Melbourne and Sydney.
The venues that the band will be playing at are listed below:
The Prince in St Kilda, Victoria, 18th Monday November
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney, 19th Tuesday November
Tickets can be viewed here
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