This indie-pop band now reside in Sydney, but thankfully the sweet, summery sounds of their hometown of Byron Bay haven’t faded any. You can hear it in their curiously-titled track ‘Jumanji’, which mingles tropical guitar tones, reverbed harmonies and that bittersweet feeling of a summer holiday drawing to a close.
Like so many bands, Glass Towers was born in a bedroom, the solo project of high school student Ben Hannam. Recruiting fellow students guitarist Sam Speck, bassist Cameron Holdstock and drummer Daniel Muszynski in 2008, the band scored a major coup the following year, scoring a slot on the Splendour In The Grass festival after only a handful of shows.
The good times have kept coming with ARIA Award-winning producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke) offering to work on their 2011 EP What We Were, When We Were a year later and music icon Neil Finn hand-picking the group to support his latest project, Pyjama Club. Such recommendations bode perfectly for the band’s debut album dropping later this year.