FOR FANS OF EMBRACE | FIGHTING CARAVANS | THE NATIONAL
It’s fair to say that 2016 was a good year for GLASS MOUNTAIN. Arriving without fanfare in June with their debut GLACIAL EP, a release that grabbed the attention and imagination of the likes of Clash Magazine and Tom Robinson at BBC Introducing, and earned the band the highest accolade at the Leeds Music Video Awards, GLASS MOUNTAIN continued to mesmerise until the year’s end. Taking great pride over everything related to the band, those brief six months spawned beautifully crafted gatefold CDs, 10” vinyl, cassettes, their own zine and highly-prized T-shirts.
Taking their name from a David Hockney etching, GLASS MOUNTAIN formed eighteen months ago in Bradford, steadfastly proud of the city’s heritage yet fully conscious of the neglect and under-investment their city has had to endure. Through adversity and austerity, however, great art often shines; and GLASS MOUNTAIN shine brilliantly.
Their music soars and swerves with a bravery and delicacy that reflects the lyrical sentiments; truthful and poetic, and accompanied by waves of crashing guitars that soar immeasurably. If anyone feared that GLACIAL was the band’s singular mesmerising, breath-taking epic ... well, fear not.