Glass Animals: “You shouldn't limit yourself. To get new sounds out of the guitar you have to push it”

Glass Animals
(Image credit: Pooneh Ghana / Jennifer McCord)

UK quartet Glass Animals mix contemporary beats, inventive and skillful production techniques, and an old-school psychedelic, almost post-punk, experimental vibe to create a swirling stew of sonic playfulness that sucks you in upon first listen. 

Their latest album Dreamland uses singer/guitarist Dave Bayley’s reminiscences about his childhood as well as '90s and early-2000s popular culture as a jumping-off point to explore various topics both life affirming and harrowing. The tracks are linked with sound snippets recorded via camcorder by Bayley’s mother during the songwriter’s Texas childhood. 

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Bruce Fagerstrom

Bruce is a freelance writer of features and interviews for Guitar World and MAGNET Magazine among other titles. He's played guitar in numerous garage bands with much better musicians who sometimes laugh at his Ovation Breadwinner.