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Breaking The Glasvegas Ceiling

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 6, 2009 8:45PM

Photo by Steve Gullick
There is so much great music coming through town right now -- and we suppose we have bands structuring their touring schedules around SXSW to partially thank for that -- it's easy to miss that act is hitting town until too late. Glasgow's Glasvegas is yet another in the endless list of "The Best New Band in Britain" according to NME. Unlike the majority of other folks on that list it's possible Glasvegas may grow into that title.

Melodrama saturates Glasvegas' epics and emotive vocal delivery soars through an internal amphitheater as the group crafts cathedrals of sound. Reverb soaks through the guitars and drums pushing the songs to exaggerated heights. This all seems a bit silly on paper, but it's this go for the gusto approach that paints the band as being one reaching for an artistic earnestness not dissimilar to early U2 and/or Coldplay.

Glasvegas plays tonight at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake, 8 p.m., 18+

You can download some of Glasvegas' music here.