The Bristol-based alternative outfit Glass Violet released their finest single to date late this year. Their single 'Oxygen Machine' is the second single to be taken from the duo's upcoming debut EP release and serves to whet the appetite for what is to come in the New Year. Produced by Alex from the band, the track also had some help from some recognisable names in the industry - the mixing was carried out by by Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon, Babystrange) and the mastering by Nick Brine (Oasis, The Stone Roses).
Glass Violet are influenced by heavyweights Arcade Fire and The Killers and also the more contemporary SPECTOR. Really though, they have carved their own sound and presentation which features their trademark soaring riffs and a feeling of nostalgia.
'Oxygen Machine' follows up 'Too Late To Come By', which was the first track to be released from Glass Violet's upcoming eight-track debut EP. From pressing play, it is immediate that we are in for a tremendous listen.
Opening with Tom Hurdiss's tremendous vocal that is both emotional and authentic, lyrically the song is both moving and tender without being melancholic. A reflective track, that overall can be described as bittersweet in its message, the song is extremely well produced. Anthemic within its self imposed boundaries, 'Oxygen Machine' is simply a sublime release from a band that, in time, it would not be surprising to see filling arenas.
Glass Violet are Alex John (guitarist and producer) and Tom Hurdiss (vocals and guitar). With sold out shows and national media and radio coverage already under their belts, expect even greater things in 2024.