For every win on Glass Animals’ eclectic third album ‘Dreamland’, there’s another moment of excruciating cringe.
Ahead of the Mercury Prize 2017, we preview the shortlisted nominees and look at the history of the award.
by Ed Biggs August has been a terrific month for music: not least because of the headline-grabbing return of Frank Ocean with not one, but two new albums in the shape of visual project Endless, following two days later on August 20th by Blonde, currently sitting atop the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and many markets around the world.
by Ed Biggs Since their dense and detailed 2014 debut album ZABA, Oxford’s folktronica four-piece Glass Animals have made impressive commercial strides into key markets across the world. America seems to be falling in love with them, and Britain isn’t far behind, with recent single ‘Life Itself’ getting serious radio rotation.