Up-and-coming R&B songstress, Amber Mark, opened the night with her sultry vocals and easygoing stage presence. Mark performed a selection of songs off of her debut album, 3:33am, including “Monsoon,” “Lose My Cool,” and “Way Back.”
As soon as Glass Animals walked out, a rush of energy radiated throughout the room. Frontman, David Bayley, alongside guitarist, Andrew MacFarlane, drummer, Joe Seaward, and bassist, Edmund Irwin-Singer, jumped straight in to their smash hit, “Life Itself,” followed by 2013 single, “Black Mambo.” Bayley brought the songs to life as he owned every corner of the stage with his electric showmanship. Their tropical stage setup featured two palm trees and a pineapple disco ball accompanied by heavy fog to complete their aesthetic.
The groovy tunes continued with a mix of songs old and new including “Hazey,” “Youth,” “Toes,” and “Gooey,” before covering Gnarls Barkley’s iconic “Crazy,” putting a unique spin on the 2006 song, bringing the tempo up with a disco-like beat. They closed their set with their hypnotic track, “Pork Soda,” and had the audience dancing along as Bayley threw an actual pineapple in to the crowd.
Glass Animals’ tour continues across North America through October before heading to Australia to ring in the new year with Falls Festival. Find tickets and tour dates here and purchase How to Be a Human Being here.