Glass Caves – Taipei Nights
Released via Scruff of the Neck Records on 12th October 2018.
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“Glass Caves quickly became a word of mouth phenomenon. Each song seemed to be carefully honed, with the band’s craftman-ship allowing them to gradually sand down rough edges, refining their voice on their travels.” – CLASH
“This classic, nostalgic sound is energizing and exciting with heavy guitar riffs and a wonderfully northern vocal.” – GQ Magazine
Harbouring a work ethic which has taken them up and down the country (and even across Europe) several times, you’d be hard pushed to find a city in the UK that the band haven’t graced with their presence, either through one of their rapturously received headline shows, or one of the head-turning busking sessions which have endeared the Pontefract four-piece to so many.
This seemingly inexhaustible work ethic is evident not just in their willingness to travel, but in the band as a whole, and the way in which they’ve evolved over the course of their career. No longer content with the anthemic indie rock of their early days, Glass Caves have shed that skin almost entirely. Instead the quartet have both matured and diversified; the onus shifting away from the encompassing indie of that fateful first album into something ultimately richer and more nuanced than anything that they’ve released before.
‘Taipei Nights’ is the Fred Perry-championed first taste of the said new iteration, and sees the band leaving behind their previous sound, as well as their much-loved Yorkshire, in favour of frenetic funk and soul influences and the dazzling city lights of Taiwan’s Capital.
Inspired by travel, and described by frontman Matt Hallas as “a new direction for Glass Caves, and in our opinion the best music we’ve ever written” ‘Taipei Nights’ is not just that first taste of new material fans have been clamouring for, but the first track to be taken from Glass Caves’ forthcoming much-anticipated Trilogy collection as well; a trio of tracks that not only suggests a new era for the band, but sets the benchmark inordinately high for their contemporaries.
Not only this, but in true Glass Caves fashion, the four-piece have recently announced their biggest headline tour in support of Trilogy’s release, and will take in such iconic venues as Manchester’s Academy 2 and London’s Oslo. Couple this with their impressive 1.75 million streams on Spotify and it’s clear that they’re a band on the brink of something special with ‘Taipei Nights’ the track to kickstart the inevitable snowball.