Glass Animals are a band with a very natural sense of mystery. Singer and song-writer Dave Bayley never had any intention whatsoever of forming a group, but around three years ago at medical school, insomnia gave him some precious spare hours. And what better use of spare hours is there than listening to music and messing around with Garage Band on a half-dead relic of a laptop you were gifted by your Dad?

So the bare bones of Glass Animals’ first songs took shape late at night — inspired by South London’s bass music scene – recorded secretly and quietly in a small room near Elephant and Castle. Surprisingly for everyone, the result was a beautiful piece of ambient electronica called Golden Antlers, pitched somewhere between Antony & the Johnsons and James Blake.

Since playing a number of high profile shows and releasing an EP earlier this year the band have now unleashed ZABA – one complete beast and a journey you will get most from if you immerse yourself fully and listen from start to finish – before you is a series of situations describing a wealth of strange characters and the weird, subtropical land in which they exist. “The sound of the record,” Dave says, “is like a backdrop of man-made wilderness…”

ZABA the debut album from British Indie Rockers Glass Animals is our feature album of the week, to celebrate Tone Deaf are giving readers the chance to win a Glass Animal prize pack which includes:

– A Copy of ZABA on vinyl
– A Copy of their Gooey EP vinyl
– A2 poster
– Glass Animals sticker

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