It is unlikely that you will have heard of this band, unless you saw them in Leeds a few weeks ago. However, their new EP Limelight will catch your attention. Combining influences from Futures and Manchester Orchestra’s recent album Simple Math, Brighton-based Glass City Vice thrives on epic buildups and breakdowns, layering instruments and anthemic vocal hooks.
Despite connections like You Me At Six and Knebworth house, Glass City Vice have drawn attention to themselves through their music.
‘Limelight’ is the perfect opener to their three-track EP. The chorus has the same amount of energy as Twin Atlantic do in ‘Free’. At points, cellos, violins and pianos sneak their way into the primarily guitar-based quartet. Without these touches, the delicacy of their final track ‘Clarity’ would be lost amongst the contrasting distorted guitars.
After a year and a half of hard work, Limelight proves that it is finally paying off. Now that they have refined their sound, they can start to show it off. The best way to listen to this EP is to simply get your brush out, make some space around you and let your hair down.