Glass Animals: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Glass Animals: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Glass Animals. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Glass Animals. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: Oxford, England

Genres: Indie rock – Psychedelic pop – Indie pop – Electronic rock

Members: Dave Bayley – Joe Seaward – Ed Irwin-Singer – Drew MacFarlane

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Early Start

  • Each member of the band is a British citizen, and they met at St Edward’s School, Oxford.
  • At the age of 13, Bayley returned to the UK from the US, where his father worked.
  • When he arrived at St. Edwards for a music scholarship, he met MacFarlane who also grew up in the US and later on introduced him to Irwin-Singer and Seaward.

 

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Career Journey

  • 2012: The single “Cocoa Hooves” was part of their debut EP, Leaflings which was released under Kaya Kaya Records, a subsidiary and imprint of XL Recordings (part of the Beggars Group of labels) independently.
  • 2013: Black Mambo / Exxus EP was released in Europe, and Glass Animals EP in the US by the band.
  • 2014: The band performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas for the first time
  • 2016: They released the lead single, “Life Itself”, from their second album How to Be a Human Being where it soared to the number 14 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and on Sirius XM’s Alt-18 chart at number one.
  • 2020: In order to “keep focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and the conversations about racism and police brutality worldwide, the band advised the delay in the release of their album.
  • 2021: “Heat Waves” placed first in Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 of 2020, while “Tangerine” placed 18th and “Your Love (Déjà Vu)” ranked 51st.

 

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Awards & Recognition

  • They surpassed Spotify’s one billion streams on Spotify and made it to US Billboard Hot 100 top spot, and UK Singles Chart top 5.
  • Glass Animals were nominated for two Brit Awards at the 2022 Brit Awards (Best British Rock Act and Best British Single, “Heat Waves”).
  • During the 2022 Grammys, they received their first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

 

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Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Dave Bayley took a medical degree in London.
  • Drew MacFarlane was arrested by the police for climbing over a Milwaukee road sign with no clothes on.
  • The band name Glass animals are just random words in the dictionary and there is really no reason behind it.

 

 

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Artist’s Favorites

                   Dave Bayley
Bands:  LCD Soundsystem, Beck, Blink 182

 

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Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Glass Animals:

Heat Waves

Length: 3:58

Release: 2020

Opening Lyrics:

Road shimmer
Wiggling the vision
Heat heat waves
I’m swimming in a mirror
Road shimmer
Wiggling the vision
Heat heat waves
I’m swimming in a
Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been faking me out
Can’t make you happier now
Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been faking me out
Can’t make you happier now
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More Songs to Listen to:

Glass Animals: Top 5 Songs

 

 

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