Glass Peaks make political statement on psych track ‘Architect’

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They’re back again, Glass Peaks have dropped their fourth single of the year ‘Architect’.

The London-based trio have gone with a Brexit themed post-punk statement, putting the current political situation into its own words. The track also sees the band once again pushing their limits when it comes to their unique sound.

After taking a short break last year to craft their sound and live performance, Glass Peaks have had a solid 2019 growing their indie rock catalogue and they have matured collectively.

Speaking about ‘Architect’, frontman Alfie Jefferies said: “’Architect’ is quite aggressive from the get-go. There’s no real smoothness to it and because of the songs subject matter, I wanted it to ooze attitude. It was important for me to really be able to spit those words out with venom, because I’m talking about things that genuinely frustrate me to my core.

“The lyrics mostly revolve around how sick to death I am (as are many disengaged young adults) with the state of British politics at the moment. It’s mainly referring to this idea of ‘Brexit’.

“I say ‘idea’ because to be honest, that’s all it has felt like for the past few years; a really, really bad idea. The refrain is ‘I just can’t see how this will turn out’…Which I think really rings true. The people at the top have absolutely no idea what’s going on or how to tackle it and it’s sent every area and aspect of government into panic and disarray.

“We’re seeing politicians and ‘leaders’ blatantly lying to our faces and then palming it off by scaremongering and sweeping it under the carpet. The lyrics mainly refer to how much of shambles the whole show is. We’re literally watching a pantomime.”

Glass Peaks have also recently announced their next home town headline show, which will take place on the January 31st, 2020 at the stunningly intimate venue of St Pancras Old Church.

“We decided that our next London headline show would be at St Pancras Old Church. It’s such a stunning space that we think is totally fitting for our music. We’re going to curate an incredible evening of music and want it to be a real talking point as well as a really strong way to kick off 2020,” added Alfie.

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The London-based trio have gone with a Brexit themed post-punk statement, putting the current political situation into its own words. The track also sees the band once again pushing their limits when it comes to their unique sound.
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