Glass Animals announce debut Australian tour

Australian fans will have a chance to see if Glass Animals live up to the hype when the Oxfordshire-based quartet hits Australia for three intimate shows in April.

Thankfully settling on the name Glass Animals after flirting with the names Afro Pony and then Alligator Puffin Chicken Go Yeh Woo, the band is the first act to be signed to Wolf Tone – the new label started by producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Foster The People, Bloc Party, Florence & The Machine). The trip-hop and psychedelic indie pop quartet released their debut four-song EP Psylla in late 2013 and have already been compared to Alt-J, Wild Beasts, and Dr Dre. FL spotlighted the group “as a “band to watch in November last year.

“There is a certain prissy decorousness to some of their music,” declared The Guardian. “But mainly it’s intelligent, inventive, with a heartwarming tendency to incorporate R&B sonics … The music isn’t just whimsy, though. It’s seriously good. They’re into Flying Lotus, Burial, and Animal Collective, and it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to imagine them as a sort of UK counterpart to the latter.”

Glass Animals tour

Wednesday, April 2 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Thursday, April 3 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Friday, April 4 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Tickets on sale Tuesday, February 11