As you can see from my blurry pictures, the Biltmore Cabaret was absolutely packed and rocking for Glass Animals last night. Playing songs mainly from their lovely debut LP – Zaba – the quartet hypnotized the young-ish audience with its dynamic mix of indie pop and EDM vibes. Everything seemed to happen in a slo-mo trance as frontman Dave Bayley bedazzled the crowd with tasteful melodies & sharp guitars whilst the insistent groove keep the momentum going into 7th heaven. Songs like”Black Mambo”, “Gooey” & “Walla Walla” had the kids in dance extacy!
Wild Beasts, Alt-J & Bombay Bicycle Club are probably good reference points for this Oxford-based outfit though Glass Animals seem more soulful and dance-able. Certainly, one can imagine the band drawing a sizable crowd if they ever came to Singapore. Make it so!