Highly regarded Oxford band Glass Animals have made their debut album ZABA available to stream in full online.
The album is not released until next week, but the band are hosting an official stream of it on their website.
Glass Animals have quickly built up an exciting profile for themselves as an experimental indie-dance-type band following five EPs that date back to 2012. They’re basically this year’s Alt-J!
ZABA is their first album proper after signing to super-producer Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label and features the single ‘Pools’.
Watch the cool video for ‘Pools’:
Announcing the album stream, Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley said of ZABA:
We set out to make a record that you can listen to from start to finish. Something that takes you to a place away from reality and holds you there for its entirety. Each song is meant to fill a space that the others don’t in terms of the music, lyrics and the sonics. We didn’t want to repeat ideas, or repeat any one emotion. We didn’t want to write a whole record of love songs for example. It’s meant to fit together a bit like a puzzle, where hopefully the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and each song is a little world within an overarching larger picture, taking you through to different places, meeting different characters and creatures.