Glass City Vice Launch Debut Single – ‘Have To Say’ on 22nd April
Brighton-based Glass City Vice are a four piece band who formed in 2010 and have since developed a distinctive sound that is striking a chord with press and fans alike. Their first EP ‘No Direction’, produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco, Your Demise), was released in March 2011 to favourable reviews. From there, their fan base doubled and the viral gossip through Facebook and Twitter led to them playing over 200 shows across the UK, including support slots with chart toppers, Lawson, American Pop-punk legends The Audition and super group Freeze The Atlantic. At the same time working on university degrees!
After a Summer of touring, the band released their second EP ‘Limelight’ recorded with renowned producer Gez Walton (The King Blues). This saw them gain an increasing amount of media attention from such magazines as NME and expand their online presence worldwide. After coming out of the studio with producer and Mercury nominee Jag Jago (The Maccabees, The Xcerts) the band released their third single ‘In My Head’ on the 20th August along with a video recorded by director Chris Stockings.
The continual hard work writing, recording and touring hasn’t gone unnoticed and as we move deeper into 2013, Glass Vice City have been said by many as one of the bands to watch.
Glass City Vice now launch their debut national single ‘Have To Say’ to the wider world. Even though this interest is growing the band stay true to the rigid work ethic and pragmatic DIY approach that has allowed them to achieve much, in a relatively short period of time. You can view the new single below:
In their own words: “Have To Say is written from the point of view of an individual questioning changing relationships with partners, parents, friends etc. We wanted the song to relate to everyone so have left it to the listener to decide what it means to them”. A great and very commercial sound from this Alt-rock band.
Determined to keep their heads screwed on and avoid the Brighton ‘hipster’ image, more live shows will follow in the UK and Europe in 2013 as this hard-working band battle to match their lofty ambitions.
Catch Glass City Vice live:
April 22nd – Fitzherberts – Brighton – SINGLE LAUNCH May 3rd – The Peel – Kingston Upon Thames May 4th – The Duke – Bexley May 5th – Aces and Eights – Tufnell Park, London
By Doug Duffin