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GLASS CAVES DROPS THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘STEPHANIE’ OUT TODAY

The first single to be released since last year’s Trilogy EP, ‘Stephanie’ eschews the trademark indie anthemia of previous releases in favour of something much fizzier and frothier; its pop sensibility running far deeper than anything the band have released before.

Entrenched in a sugar-sweet sense of nostalgia, while backboned by a steadfast duality of bass and drums, it’s a deliciously moreish combination of arpeggiated synth and vocal harmonies – equal parts timely and timeless, it feels like the logical progression for a band who’ve steadily shed their indie rock skin, instead replacing it with something much more poppy and polished, harbouring a rich musicality only hinted at on earlier cuts such as ‘Swim’ or ‘I Do’. 

Indeed, where previous singles have felt stifled by what’s come before them, ‘Stephanie’ succeeds in breaking free of its confines and as such relishes in its new-found freedom, its effervescent electronics running riot alongside frontman Matt Hallas’ trademark vocal delivery.

While Glass Caves have always relished in their own inimitable brand of indie anthemia, it’s their latest recordings, and ‘Stephanie’ in particular that harbour enough bombast to fill the increasingly bigger venues they play. Blending their traditional brand of indie with irresistible elements of funk, soul and pop music, it’s a fitting step up for a band who have rapidly come into their own.

Radio 1’s flagship news programme BBC Newsbeat felt Glass Caves’ busking story was that unique that they shed a spotlight on the band recognising them ‘a busking sensation’. The band busked 3 months up and down the country without a single day off to self fund their debut album which reached the UK Top 40 on record store day.

They have gained high profile support from Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy, with Crouch declaring their track ‘Alive’ as his record of the week during his stint on Radio X.  has seen their music placed across campaigns for Sky Sports, Playstation, La Liga, Emmerdale, and BT.

Such was strength of those first initial ripples, that they rapidly became waves, and since, the band have found themselves selling thousands of tickets every tour playing headline shows at the likes of Manchester’s Academy 2, Oslo in London, and Sheffield’s Leadmill, while winning over fans at festivals such as The Great Escape, Reading & Leeds and SXSW, not to mention countless other support slots for the likes of Metronomy, Ghostpoet, The Sherlocks as well as German band Razz  across their 1,000 cap European venue tour that continue to cement their reputation as one of the UK’s best loved touring bands.

Industry has been quick to support with their singles garnering playlist support from Spotify’s The Indie List, Hot New Bands and New Music Friday UK, Deezer’s Indie Jukebox and Freshest Bands Around; not to mention placements with Starbucks and BT Sports amongst others.

The first single to be released since last year’s Trilogy EP, ‘Stephanie’ eschews the trademark indie anthemia of previous releases in favour of something much fizzier and frothier; its pop sensibility running far deeper than anything the band have released before.

Entrenched in a sugar-sweet sense of nostalgia, while backboned by a steadfast duality of bass and drums, it’s a deliciously moreish combination of arpeggiated synth and vocal harmonies – equal parts timely and timeless, it feels like the logical progression for a band who’ve steadily shed their indie rock skin, instead replacing it with something much more poppy and polished, harbouring a rich musicality only hinted at on earlier cuts such as ‘Swim’ or ‘I Do’. 

Indeed, where previous singles have felt stifled by what’s come before them, ‘Stephanie’ succeeds in breaking free of its confines and as such relishes in its new-found freedom, its effervescent electronics running riot alongside frontman Matt Hallas’ trademark vocal delivery.

While Glass Caves have always relished in their own inimitable brand of indie anthemia, it’s their latest recordings, and ‘Stephanie’ in particular that harbour enough bombast to fill the increasingly bigger venues they play. Blending their traditional brand of indie with irresistible elements of funk, soul and pop music, it’s a fitting step up for a band who have rapidly come into their own.

Partnering up with Blackstar Amps Glass Caves will be undertaking a busking tour across the width of the UK.

Liverpool – Bold Street

Manchester – Stevenson Square

Huddersfield – Northumberland Street

Leeds – Belgrave

York – York Minster

Hull – Humber Street

Pontefract – Blind Pig

11th April – Supporting The Lottery Winners @ O2 Ritz

30th May – The Great Estate Festival – Main Support



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