Australian quartet, Glass Towers, released their U.S. debut EP, Collarbone Jungle this week on Hub/Dine Alone Records in advance of making their U.S. live debut at SXSW next month. Collarbone Jungle is the launching point for the four young lads from Sydney, leading into the release of their debut album, Halcyon Days, this summer. The album was released in their native Australia late last year.
Formed while still in high school, the songwriting on Collarbone Jungle deals with the universal struggles faced in the transition from youth to young adult-hood – mostly written by lead singer Ben Hannam when he was still in his teens. For a band who only recently arrived into their 20s, touring relentlessly the past few years supporting acts such as Metric, Maximo Park, The Kooks, Dappled Cities, Neil Finn (Crowded House), performing at Splendour In The Grass festival, and internationally in Japan and the UK.
Glass Towers list of influences runs deep. From the literary genius of Jack Kerouac to the madcap mind of Syd Barrett and effortless cool of Lou Reed, from a childhood raised on a somewhat oddball mixture of Neil Diamond, Roxy Music and Simon & Garfunkel, to the paintings of J.M.W Turner and photographs of Robert Doisneau – all of which can be heard across Collarbone Jungle.
Collarbone Jungle Track List:
03/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
03/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg HiFi (Aussie BBQ, 4:30pm)
03/12 – Austin, TX @ Bungalow Bar (Dine Alone Records SXSW Showcase)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ The Brew Exchange (Beautiful Buzz SXSW Party)
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae’s (3:35pm Australian BBQ SXSW Party)
03/18 – New York, NY @ Pianos