Glass Beams Mahal

Label
Ninja Tune
Released
31st May 2024

Format Info

12" EP - black vinyl
12" EP - orange vinyl

Glass Beams were formed around founding member Rajan Silva, stemming from the rekindling of childhood memories related to his father, who emigrated to Melbourne from India in the late 1970s. Silvawas drawn to the fusion of Western musical styles and traditional Indian music showcased in his father’s music collection. Iconic Bollywood vocalists such as Asha Bhosle coexisted with blues legends like Muddy Waters and DVDs like ‘Concert for George’ – a star-studded tribute to the late Beatles member George Harrison -were in heavy rotation growing up. This cross-pollination of East and West, of old and new, is a sentiment that the trio have sought to capture in their self-produced, serpentine, psychedelic-tinged music.

Throughout their output, Glass Beams present a timeless fusion of cultures and sounds beamed through a prism of live instrumentation and DIY electronica, all wrapped up in a mesmerising visual world oftheir own creation.

Fans include King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jay Electronica, Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), COLORS, Hiatus Kaiyote, Grimes, Ólafur Arnalds, Bill Brewster (DJ and co-writer of ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ book), Jayda G (included in her ‘DJ Kicks’), Tyler Childers, Heems (Swet Shop Boys with Oscar nominee Riz Ahmed), Diplo, Lena Headey and Sharon Stone.

“Superbly poised, the interplay of the musicians takes a minimal arrangement somewhere much grander – deep, engrossing, and melodic, it’s a real triumph.” – Clash

“Songs of supple, undulating beauty as mysterious as the masked triothat made them” – NME (100 Essential Emerging Artists)

For fans of Khruangbin, Tame Impala, Altın Gün, SAULT, Yussef Dayes, Surprise Chef, Ezra Collective.

Global touring, including EartH, London (first show sold out in 24 hours, second show sold out in two minutes, several thousand onwaiting list).

The group have previously sold out debut shows in London and Brighton in 2023, played London’s Wide Awake and Primavera (Madrid and Barcelona), and supported Future Islands and Jungle.

Orange coloured 140g 12” vinyl housed in a sleeve with printed inner