9 Oct 2020

VIDEO PREMIERE: Glass Vaults 'Boys on Boys'

From RNZ Music, 9:59 am on 9 October 2020

RNZ Music is thrilled to present Glass Vaults' new single ‘Boys on Boys’. It’s the third release from their upcoming album Sounds That Sound Like Music and continues the band’s exploration of niche dance cultures around the world. 

Glass Vaults was formed in Wellington in 2010 by Richard Larsen, Bevan Smith, and Rowan Pierce. The trio, who now live in three different cities – Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, come together intermittently (and often in remote locations) to write and record.

The band’s upcoming album Sounds That Sound Like Music is due out later this month. 

The video for their brand new single ‘Boys on Boys’ continues their exploration of niche dance cultures from around the world – the band's first vid this year, 'Oils and Perfume', was inspired by viral TikTok dances, and their second,  'Flat White Boy', celebrated the 1960s Northern England dance craze, Northern Soul.

This time it's Southern California Italo disco, a genre that was popular in the 80s – think electronic drums, drum machines, synthesizers, and sometimes vocoders. The footage featured in the video was shot in 1986 at El Castillo, a nightclub in Fontana, California, which regularly held Italo disco dance competitions.

The band wrote 'Boys on Boys' at a lake house retreat in Taupo, using a Deluge sequencer and a Pro-One synth. Their demo takes were later transcribed and performed by Cory Champion (Borrowed C.S) on drums and Tom Callwood (Phoenix Foundation) on fretless bass. Charlotte Forrester (Womb) also sings on the track. 

Upcoming tour dates:

  • Friday 4th December - Space Academy, Christchurch 
  • Saturday 5th December - Dive, Dunedin 
  • Friday 11th December - Meow, Wellington 
  • Saturday 12th December - Whammy, Auckland

Click here for tour tickets

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