Pontefract based band Glass Caves arrived at the Basement in Leeds ready and eager to share their E.P, and share the stage with some other local, talented bands. This immediately places pressure on the band – you can never rule out the possibility of being out performed by your support bands! One thing to note about Glass Caves… the hair! It’s almost like they have stuck a blonde Jackson 5 imitation wig on their head, but it’s pulled off so well by the band and adds to their overall image.
Their support band, Vendettas, put on a good and respectable show. Who are the Vendettas? Well they are a three-piece, 60’s inspired brit-mod band who originated from Leeds. They were a great mod revivalist act and, having already seen them perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds festival, I can tell they are on the right path to success. The second supporting band were Autobahn, another band based in Leeds. This young bands performance oozed with a 1980s anguish with a hint of the Bauhaus–esque gothic to it. Overall a good performance.
Glass Caves started their set as they meant to go on, with an eclectic mixture of bass, heavy rifts, supporting harmonies and a strong lead vocal. Their material gives off a sleazy, funky feel to it that really suits the band and creates a really positive vibe around them. The band have many similarities to the likes of Kings of Leon, The Black Keys and Kasabian. Glass Caves show an immense amount of passion towards their music and, although the music they produce isn’t exactly anything new to the music world, the mix of styles and familiarities with the bands mentioned give the band a really positive feel. They look the part and match this with their performances, which are given with a high level of enthusiasm that you can’t help but be won over by.