Preview: Glass Mountain at The Brudenell

Lelo and Pura Vida join Bradford quartet Glass Mountain on 23 February at the Brudenell in a special one-off performance.

Glass Mountain now has a reputation for beautifully crafted, often sorrowful music.  They released Gin Flows Through My Veins in 2018, then their EP Wow & Flutter, from which comes Have To Lie, about pretending to be okay when you’re really not.

Harry Hanson, singer and lyricist, spoke about Have To Lie:  “It’s easy to think that you can just push bad thoughts to the back of your head, bottling them up. I am really bad for it as are many other people. Inevitably the bad thoughts will all come back and hit like a wave. It’s better to just get the thoughts out, speak to friends, anyone that will listen. You’re not a burden to anyone if you want to tell them what’s going on in your head. I’ve only recently learned that.

The video for HAVE TO LIE was shot on Super 8 cine film by London filmmaker Adrian Cousins. You can watch it here:

And the award-winning video for GIN FLOWS THROUGH MY VEINS, made by Sodium Films, is available to watch here:

What do the critics think?

… Glass Mountain make a beautiful noise; a perfectly executed demonstration of restraint and release. Grand, bold songwriting …” CLASH MAGAZINE

“… Both refreshingly beautiful and simultaneously exhilarating, which is a hard combination to pull off; Glass Mountain manage it though, in spades …” LISTEN WITH MONGER

“… Contender for Track of The Year, this one. Big ups, Glass Mountain …” BBC INTRODUCING
“… Get to know these guys now; they won’t remain a small indie band for long …” REVIEW MAGAZINE

Tickets priced £4 in advance are available now from:

Photograph provided by Ian Cheek Press.

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