Lead by long-time friends Michael Champion (vocals / guitar) and David Phu (guitar), City of Glass first appeared on the Vancouver music scene in the summer of 2008. Driven by their passion for pop melodies, minimalism and dance music, the talented duo are best known for their meticulously crafted synthscapes, clean riffs, snappy beats and thoughtful vocals. Drummer Alex Cumming joins City of Glass to form their powerful yet understated live show.
The Cure, Foals, Whitest Boy Alive and Radiohead are among the band’s influences, yet City of Glass boast a style that’s all their own. This September 5th the band will release their brand new record, The Diving Bell EP through Vancouver Independent Un-Famous Records.As a taster of what’s to come, the record’s lead track‘Sticks & Stones’ has been made available as a free download here: http://cityofglass.bandcamp.com/
Guitarist David Phu said; "For the new songs, we wanted to be as open and honest as possible both sonically and lyrically. Listening back to the album we really feel we’ve achieved that."
The band will also have a stint in the UK this August. Full listings are below:
18th August – THE HOPEAND ANCHOR, LONDON
20th August – THE HYDRANT, BRIGHTON
21st August – COVENTRY MUSIC REVIVAL, COVENTRY
24th August – 93 FEET EAST, LONDON
26th August – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIXTON