18 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The third studio album by Scotland’s Glasvegas continues in the tradition of its previous work. Various label scuffles have only hardened the band’s resolve to stick to its stylistic guns. It's a world of frustration for a band that writes for the arenas but is marketed to alternative clubs. Of course, the music industry’s failure to help most artists have long, fulfilling careers has been going on since the days of early U2, and Glasvegas’ James Allan is still doing everything he can to reach the heart of his listeners. “Choices” is a heartbreaking piece of slowly paced epic grandeur, a piano ballad that hugs the neon glow of the night. “All I Want Is My Baby” aches with the romantic desires of a young, obsessed gentleman. “If,” another windswept ballad, again feels as if the band can’t live without its connection to an audience. “Finished Sympathy” completes the standard album, with a hidden instrumental coda. The deluxe version adds eight revealing tracks, including five early versions of songs from the album and three previously unreleased bonus tracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The third studio album by Scotland’s Glasvegas continues in the tradition of its previous work. Various label scuffles have only hardened the band’s resolve to stick to its stylistic guns. It's a world of frustration for a band that writes for the arenas but is marketed to alternative clubs. Of course, the music industry’s failure to help most artists have long, fulfilling careers has been going on since the days of early U2, and Glasvegas’ James Allan is still doing everything he can to reach the heart of his listeners. “Choices” is a heartbreaking piece of slowly paced epic grandeur, a piano ballad that hugs the neon glow of the night. “All I Want Is My Baby” aches with the romantic desires of a young, obsessed gentleman. “If,” another windswept ballad, again feels as if the band can’t live without its connection to an audience. “Finished Sympathy” completes the standard album, with a hidden instrumental coda. The deluxe version adds eight revealing tracks, including five early versions of songs from the album and three previously unreleased bonus tracks.

TITLE TIME PRICE
5:23 $1.29
4:42 $1.29
3:56 $1.29
2:51 $1.29
3:56 $1.29
3:11 $1.29
3:46 $1.29
4:28 $1.29
4:11 $1.29
8:22 $1.29
4:08 $1.29
2:51 $1.29
3:38 $1.29
4:21 $1.29
5:24 $1.29
3:48 $1.29
2:48 $1.29
2:50 $1.29

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

15 Ratings

Not sold on new album

ballboy78,

Not many catchy tunes on new album. maybe its one of those you have to listen to a few times to appreciate. loved their debut one of the best albums i have. wish they would get back to that sound. anyway still a great band.

Awesome Band

LilCosby,

Not sure how much can top Euphoria but I love what I've heard. To this day one of the best live shows I've seen.

About Glasvegas

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, indie rock quartet Glasvegas comprise cousins James Allan (singer and principal songwriter) and Rab Allan (guitar), bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Jonna Löfgren. Although they deftly fused a love of doo wop and classic, Spector-produced pop with a nod to some of the more intense and inventive guitar acts of the '80s, perhaps the band's defining attribute was in James Allan's earnest lyricism. Former Creation boss Alan McGee and ex-Libertines guitarist Carl Barât were so struck by a 2006 hometown performance by the band that each went on to ensure that more people witnessed their powerful live sets. Their third single, "Daddy's Gone," was ranked as the second best track of 2007 by NME and even led to the band striking up a friendship with Lisa Marie Presley after the song came to her attention. Next, their platinum-selling debut album, Glasvegas, received widespread praise following its release on Columbia in September 2008, and went on to be nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2009. Less than three months after the release of their debut, the Transylvania-recorded, Christmas-themed EP A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) was issued, bringing further acclaim.

The band's sophomore full-length, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\, was written, demoed, and tracked at a beach house in Santa Monica, California during 2010 before undergoing final production under the direction of Flood in London. Before any recording had taken place, it was announced that original drummer Caroline McKay had left the band. Her replacement, Swedish music student Jonna Löfgren, joined Glasvegas after sessions for the album had been completed. On its release in April 2011, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\ reached the Top Ten of the U.K. album chart and also hit the number one spot in Sweden. To promote the album, the band embarked on a second world tour, which incorporated their biggest European headline gigs to date as well as successful trips to both Australia and Japan. Then, in late 2013, Glasvegas returned with a self-produced third studio album, Later...When the TV Turns to Static, released through BMG. The next couple of years brought further live dates throughout Europe and North America, and Later... also enjoyed a summer 2014 release in Central and South America. To assist with promotion of the album in these territories, the Secret Truth EP was issued, before Allan relocated to Stockholm to work on new material. ~ Katherine Fulton & James Wilkinson

  • ORIGIN
    Glasgow, Scotland
  • FORMED
    2003

Top Songs by Glasvegas

Top Albums by Glasvegas

Top Music Videos by Glasvegas

Listeners Also Bought