LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

LEEDS WHARF CHAMBERS | SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2017

An all day celebration of DIY and Independent music in and around Leeds featuring:   GLASS MOUNTAIN | AUTUMN DIET PLANS | CHEST PAINS | KRAM | FAUX PAS | SNICKLEFRITZ | PORTER & MAY | NIGHT OWLS | + GUESTS

 

GLASS MOUNTAIN and FLAT FOUR RECORDS present LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

 

“… We were chatting with our friends at Flat Four Records about a different sort of gig that we could play in the summer, something very relaxed and chilled, an all-day gig where people could treat it like a picnic or garden party. We looked at various locations and fell in love with the vibe at Wharf Chambers. It’s bright and airy, very relaxed and friendly, and it has a large courtyard where folks can sip beer, eat food and catch some sunshine. So we contacted some of our favourite bands and invited them to be part of it. We think it’s an amazing line up with great diversity. A perfect Lazy Sunday Afternoon …”

 

      GLASS MOUNTAIN | JUNE 2017

 

 

 

Following their recent co-headline tour with Leeds three-piece Brooders, a tour that took them to Manchester, London, Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham, York, Glasgow and a packed out, triumphant show at the legendary Leeds Brudenell Social Club, GLASS MOUNTAIN, alongside FLAT FOUR RECORDS, are curating a one-day festival at LEEDS WHARF CHAMBERS on SUNDAY 13 AUGUST. 

Glass Mountain Tour Dates & Tickets

SUMMER TOUR WITH BROODERS 

JUNE 2017

 

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 Video Of The Year at the Leeds Music Video Awards, GLASS MOUNTAIN continued to mesmerise until the year’s end. Taking immense pride over everything related to the band, those brief six months spawned beautifully crafted gatefold CDs, 10” vinyls, cassettes, their own magazine and highly-prized T-shirts.

 

Performances at Bingley Music Live, The Secret Festival and Leeds University Refectory enhanced their reputation further, whilst shows with the likes of Evil Blizzard, Las Kellis and Elvis Depressedly – shows that, on paper, appeared at best improbable – proved the band’s ability to win over pretty much any audience, regardless of setting or genre. The year ended with GLASS MOUNTAIN being invited as full tour support on the seven-date Embrace tour in December.

 

As we entered into the new year, GLASS MOUNTAIN returned with their second release, the two-track COWBOY SONG | MORE THAN THIS single. COWBOY SONG, which has appeared in their live set for a number of months now, 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, breathtaking epic … well, fear not.

 

MORE THAN THIS, a cover of the Roxy Music classic, appeared more akin to the soundtrack of a David Lynch film; brooding, spine-tingling, anthemic. The inspiration came from Bill Murray’s halting, inebriated, life-affirming karaoke rendition of the song towards the end of the film Lost In Translation. He may appear to be delivering the song to everyone in the bar but the reality is that, whilst rarely looking at her, he’s singing every word exclusively to the character played by Scarlett Johansson. And it’s clear that she knows. It’s a beautiful scene and GLASS MOUNTAIN more than do it justice.

 

Taking their name from a David Hockney etching, and requesting the permission and personal blessing from the artist to do so, GLASS MOUNTAIN formed in 2015 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.

 

GLASS MOUNTAIN have continued performing live throughout the early part of this year, including support slots to Splashh and the legendary Hawkwind amongst their own headline shows, and have now anounced a June tour with the breathtaking Leeds trio BROODERS. Full dates as follows:

 


JUNE
Sat 10 MANCHESTER Factory 251 | with Brooders
Mon 12 LONDON Old Blue Last | with Brooders
Tue 13 DERBY The Hairy Dog
Wed 14 BIRMINGHAM Cuban Embassy | with Brooders
Fri 16 NOTTINGHAM Chameleon Arts Cafe | with Brooders
Sat 17 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club | with Brooders
Tue 27 YORK The Crescent | with Brooders
Thu 29 GLASGOW King Tuts

 

 

To coincide with the tour announcement, GLASS MOUNTAIN have released a video of HOME IN THE WEATHER, taken from the GLACIAL EP. 

Video for their forthcoming single, Cowboy Song,  is now available here:

See Below for New Tour Dates!

GLASS MOUNTAIN [ NEW SINGLE + DATES ].

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 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 immense pride over everything related to the band, those brief six months spawned beautifully crafted gatefold CDs, 10” vinyls, cassettes, their own magazine and highly-prized T-shirts.

 

Performances at Bingley Music Live, The Secret Festival and Leeds University Refectory enhanced their reputation further, whilst shows with the likes of Evil Blizzard, Las Kellis and Elvis Depressedly – shows that, on paper, appeared at best improbable – proved the band’s ability to win over pretty much any audience, regardless of setting or genre. The year ended with GLASS MOUNTAIN being invited as full tour support on the seven-date Embrace tour in December.

 

Now, as we enter 2017 with a collective trepidation, GLASS MOUNTAIN return with their second release, the two-track COWBOY SONG | MORE THAN THIS single, out on 17 March. COWBOY SONG, which has appeared in their live set for a number of months now, 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, breathtaking epic … well, fear not.

 

MORE THAN THIS, a cover of the Roxy Music classic, appears here more akin to the soundtrack of a David Lynch film; brooding, spine-tingling, anthemic. The inspiration comes from Bill Murray’s halting, inebriated, life-affirming karaoke rendition of the song towards the end of the film Lost In Translation. He may appear to be delivering the song to everyone in the bar but the reality is that, whilst rarely looking at her, he’s singing every word exclusively to the character played by Scarlett Johansson. And it’s clear that she knows. It’s a beautiful scene and GLASS MOUNTAIN more than do it justice.

 

Taking their name from a David Hockney etching, and requesting the permission and personal blessing from the artist to do so, 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.

 

GLASS MOUNTAIN care very deeply about their band, and it’s becoming more and more clear that the songs they are writing, recording and performing have a longevity that will resonate far beyond this year, beyond next year and beyond many years to come. We hope you like them.

 

MARCH


Fri 03 YORK Fulford Arms | with False Advertising + Chambers
Sat 11 LEEDS The Library | with One Sided Horse
Thu 16 LEEDS University Refectory | with Hawkwind
Fri 17 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade Records | with Autumn Diet Plans
Sat 18 STOURBRIDGE Scary Canary | Headline
Sat 25 PRESTON The Ferret | with One Sided Horse
 

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