Track Of The Day 29/11 - Glass Caves

Throw Down The Pistol
Glass Caves

It literally began in the streets.

Finding themselves short of cash, a group of young musicians in the North of England took to busking as a means of earning some spare pennies. Bonds were developed, technique honed - and soon Glass Caves became a reality.

Spending summer on the road, Glass Caves quickly became a word of mouth phenomenon. Each song seemed to be carefully honed, with the band's craftman-ship allowing them to gradually sand down rough edges, refining their voice on their travels.

BBC Introducing thrust them onto the Radio 1 playlist, before Glass Caves went back into the studio to record a new EP.

'Summer Lover' will be released on December 9th, with Tri-Tone / PIASUK stepping in to support the band. Four tales of growing up on an ordinary street in an ordinary town, the results are typically universal. 

Our final Track of the Day of the week, though, is a little more personal. 'Throw Down The Pistol' is buoyed by a jaunty chorus, with that percussive click ticking along underneath some jagged guitars. 

The lyrics, though, cut a little deeper. Glass Caves detail the pains of family alcoholism, of watching someone descend into an illness that even the sufferer can't quite comprehend.

Listen to it below.

'Summer Lover' is set to be released on December 9th.

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