Glass Towers are an Australian indie rock band now based in Sydney. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Benjamin Hannam, guitarist Sam Speck, bass guitarist Cameron Holdstock and drummer Daniel Muszynski, who all met in their music class at Alstonville High School in 2008. Glass Towers' debut album "Halcyon Days" was released in Australia and New Zealand on 5 July 2013 to positive reviews including a 4 out of 5 and "Album Of The Week" rating from Drum Media and a coveted Triple J Feature Album slot. "Halcyon Days" debuted at 42 on the ARIA Album Chart.
The band is currently signed in Australia to Hub The Label/Inertia. In Japan they are signed to Thistime Records.
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The band was formed in summer 2008 around the bedroom recording project of Benjamin Hannam, each of the band members attended the same high school and had been in different bands together throughout their schooling. In 2009 after having only played a couple of shows the band were asked to play Splendour In The Grass. They were given the opening slot of the festival playing the mainstage on 22 July.
During 2010 the band had songs featured on the ABC's Triple J Unearthed program, and were announced as finalists in the 2010 JJJ Unearthed High Competition. In July 2010 they recorded their debut EP at Studios 301 in Byron Bay with producer Wayne Connolly and mixer Paul Mckercher. This was released on 26 August 2011 titled "What We Were, When We Were".
In February 2012 the band released "Jumanji", the first single off their then unreleased second EP "Collarbone Jungle". The song was immediately added to high rotation on Triple J staying in the top 20 most played on Triple J chart for several months and peaking as the fourth most played track on Triple J for the week ending 25/2/2012.
The band released their second EP "Collarbone Jungle" on 28 September 2012 to much local critical acclaim with second single "Tonight" receiving a high amount of rotation on Triple J.
The band's third single 'Halcyon' was released in June and has received a heavy amount of rotation on Triple J.
The band supported The Kooks and Maximo Park on their respective 2013 Australian tours before playing The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK as well as touring the UK and Japan in May.
The band recorded their debut album "Halcyon Days" with producer Jean-Paul Fung (Last Dinosaurs) which was released in Australia and New Zealand on 5 July 2013. The album was awarded the coveted Triple J Feature Album spot for the week beginning 1 July 2013. Rolling Stone Magazine gave the album a 4 out of 5 review and proclaimed them a "Band To Watch". The album debuted at no.42 on the ARIA album chart.
Benjamin Hannam - vocals/guitar,
Sam Speck - guitar,
Cameron Holdstock - bass,
Daniel Muszynski - drums