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Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced - U2, The xx, Future Islands, Tegan and Sara, and More

Plus Glass Animals, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Car Seat Headrest, Kevin Morby, and Others

Jan 11, 2017

Bonnaroo have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 8-11 and this year, their 16th year, the lineup includes U2 performing The Joshua Tree (which was announced on Monday),  More

Glass Animals Announce U.S. Tour Dates

How to Be a Human Being Out Now via Harvest

Nov 09, 2016

British four-piece Glass Animals released their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, back in late August via Harvest. Now the band has announced some U.S. tour dates for this November and December.  More

Watch: Glass Animals as Old School Video Game Characters in the “Season 2, Episode 3” Video

How to Be a Human Being Out Now via Harvest, Video Game App Coming Later This Month

Oct 11, 2016

British four-piece Glass Animals released their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, back in late August via Harvest. Now the band has released a video for the previously shared single "Season 2, Episode 3." More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Listen: Glass Animals - “Season 2, Episode 3”

How to Be a Human Being Due Out This Friday via Harvest

Aug 23, 2016

British four-piece Glass Animals are releasing their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, this Friday (August 26) via Harvest. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Life Itself," as well as a video for the song, and a video for "Youth." More

Watch: Glass Animals - “Youth” Video

How to Be a Human Being Due Out August 26 via Harvest

Jul 26, 2016

British four-piece Glass Animals are releasing their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, on August 26 via Harvest. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Life Itself," as well as a video for the song. More

Jun 07, 2016

British four-piece Glass Animals are releasing their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, this summer and previously they had shared the album's first single, "Life Itself." Now the band have shared a video for "Life Itself." More

Glass Animals Announce New Album, Share New Single “Life Itself”

How to Be a Human Being Due Out Late Summer

May 16, 2016

Last week British four-piece Glass Animals shared a mysterious teaser video. Now the band have announced their sophomore album and shared its first single. How to Be a Human Being is the title of the album and it's due out in the late summer.  More

Glass Animals Share Mysterious Teaser Video

Perhaps a New Album is Due Soon?

May 10, 2016

British four-piece Glass Animals have shared a mysterious teaser video to their YouTube page. The video is simply labeled as "Glass Animals 10:05:16" (which is basically today's date formatted the British way). More

Listen: Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ - “Lose Control”

New Single Out Now via Harvest/Wolftone

Oct 07, 2015

British four-piece Glass Animals have shared a new song, "Lose Control," which is a collaboration with Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$, who is featured on most of the song and co-wrote it with frontman Dave Bayley. It doesn't sound all that much like a Glass Animals song until Bayley adds his vocals towards the end.  More

Glass Animals Announce More U.S. Tour Dates, Release Live Video

Watch "Black Mambo (Live From Capitol Studios)" Video

May 13, 2015

British four-piece Glass Animals have announced a few more U.S. tour dates for this fall. The band are still supporting 2014's debut album ZABA and the dates center around their appearances at the Austin City Limits Festival. More

Feb 17, 2015

Releasing their debut LP ZABA last year, UK outfit Glass Animals have premiered a brand new music video featuring their single "Black Mambo." More

Watch: Glass Animals - “Hazey” Video

Plus North American Tour Dates

Sep 03, 2014

Glass Animals have shared a video for their latest single, "Hazey," which was taken from this summer's ZABA LP.  More

May 21, 2014

Glass Animals’ new video “Pools” is a stop-animation romp through a clay forest. More

Listen: Glass Animals – “Pools”

ZABA Is Due Out June 9

Apr 17, 2014

Glass Animals have shared another new track.  More

Apr 09, 2014

As a countdown to their debut full-length ZABAGlass Animals have released a remix EP of lead album track “Gooey.” More

Apr 04, 2014

Gearing towards the release of their debut full-length ZABA, Oxford four-piece Glass Animals recently made a trip Down Under where they took part in Australian radio station Triple J's "Like A Version" series. More

Mar 28, 2014

On April 8, Glass Animals will release their EP Gooey, a forerunner to their debut full-length ZABA (due out June 9). More

Mar 18, 2014

On June 9 Glass Animals will release their debut full-length ZABA. More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Feb 27, 2014

St. Vincent tour-mates and former "Pleased to Meet You" group Glass Animals have released the video for their song "Gooey," via The Quietus. It's a strange, dreamlike sequence featuring fluids and various forms of bodily expression.  More

Listen: Glass Animals – “Gooey”

Gooey EP Out April 8 on Harvest

Feb 13, 2014

Glass Animals’ new single is called “Gooey.” More

Sep 17, 2013

On November 5, former “Pleased to Meet You” artist Glass Animals will release their second EP. We have the details and a track premiere.  More

Aug 03, 2013

This weekend, Katowice, Poland is hosting the seventh annual OFF Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her gallery of photos, featuring Piotr KurekNathalie and the LonersUL/KRGlass AnimalsMerchandiseJens LekmanJulia Holter, and Skalpel More

Premiere: Glass Animals: “Black Mambo (Zodiac Remix)” stream

“Black Mambo / Exxus” Single Out Now via Wolf Tone

Jul 18, 2013

Last year we did a Pleased to Meet You feature on Oxfordshire, England-based electronic rock band Glass Animals and now the four-piece (David Bayley, Drew Macfarlane, Edmund Irwin Singer, Joe Seaward) have released a new double A-side single "Black Mambo / Exxus" and we've got the premiere of the Zodiac remix of "Black Mambo" for you. More

Jun 04, 2013

Following the release of their debut EP Leaflings last year UK newcomers Glass Animals have premiered a music video featuring their brand new track "Black Mambo." More

New Under the Radar Rdio Playlist – October 2012

What’s in Heavy Rotation at Under the Radar’s Offices Right Now

Oct 25, 2012

Here's a new playlist we've made over at Rdio featuring some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation in the Under the Radar offices of late. Some are artists interviewed in our last two issues, others might be interviewed in future issues, and the rest are just songs we're really into.  More


Interviews

Glass Animals

Covert Operations

Nov 21, 2016

The genesis of U.K. quartet Glass Animals' sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, is one of the more offbeat origin stories you'll read. The 11 tracks which comprise the record began as secret field recordings made of the people the band met on tour; snippets of dialogue clandestinely taped, at first, "for kicks" but later found to be a major source of inspiration.

2014 Artist Survey: Glass Animals

Joe Seaward on the Mice Bucket Challenge, 2014's Best Albums, and the Question They Are Tired of Being Asked

Feb 06, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

South by Southwest’s First-Timers – Members of 2014’s Rookie Class Talk About Their First SXSW

Featuring Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman’s Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Aug 26, 2014

Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman's Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan all discuss playing SXSW for the first ever time this year. More


Reviews

Glass Animals at The Village, Los Angeles August 31, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

The residents of West LA had a harder time than usual maneuvering their vehicles home during rush hour on Wednesday August 31st. Glass Animals, who released their second album, How to Be a Human Being, the week before, were participating in a Tumblr IRL event in that neighborhood's legendary The Village recording studios.  More

How to Be a Human Being

How to Be a Human Being

Harvest

Aug 22, 2016

Glass Animals proved themselves worthy of all the early-bird hype with ZABA, their psychedelic dance debut from 2014. If you loved that record, How to Be a Human Being is good news. It picks up where ZABA left off with remarkable consistency, nailing the same strides and then some, keeping up with the expectations while completely decimating them. More

ZABA

ZABA

Harvest

Jun 09, 2014

For the last couple of years, Oxford-via-London quartet Glass Animals has wooed listeners with a steady stream of singles and remixes. "Psylla" and "Black Mambo" exhibited a sound somewhere between the dark, enveloping trip-hop of Massive Attack and weirdo groove-makers Alt-J. More

OFF Festival Day Two: Glass Animals, Julia Holter, Jens Lekman, and More

August 3rd, 2013

Aug 04, 2013

Walking through the field on the second day of OFF Festival, I was faced with a large group of teenagers, sprinting towards me and singing a chipper refrain from Zbigniew Wodecki’s triumphant performance the previous evening. It was a heartwarming moment. After all, isn’t that the point of heading to a festival in another country? More