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Based in Glasgow, Scotland, indie rock quartet Glasvegas comprise cousins James Allan (singer and principal songwriter) and Rab Allan (guitar), bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Jonna Löfgren. Although they deftly fused a love of doo wop and classic, Spector-produced pop with a nod to some of the more intense and inventive guitar acts of the '80s, perhaps the band's defining attribute was in James Allan's earnest lyricism. Former Creation boss Alan McGee and ex-Libertines guitarist Carl Barât were so struck by a 2006 hometown performance by the band that each went on to ensure that more people witnessed their powerful live sets. Their third single, "Daddy's Gone," was ranked as the second best track of 2007 by NME and even led to the band striking up a friendship with Lisa Marie Presley after the song came to her attention. Next, their platinum-selling debut album, Glasvegas, received widespread praise following its release on Columbia in September 2008, and went on to be nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2009. Less than three months after the release of their debut, the Transylvania-recorded, Christmas-themed EP A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) was issued, bringing further acclaim. The band's sophomore full-length, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\, was written, demoed, and tracked at a beach house in Santa Monica, California during 2010 before undergoing final production under the direction of Flood in London. Before any recording had taken place, it was announced that original drummer Caroline McKay had left the band. Her replacement, Swedish music student Jonna Löfgren, joined Glasvegas after sessions for the album had been completed. On its release in April 2011, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\ reached the Top Ten of the U.K. album chart and also hit the number one spot in Sweden. To promote the album, the band embarked on a second world tour, which incorporated their biggest European headline gigs to date as well as successful trips to both Australia and Japan. Then, in late 2013, Glasvegas returned with a self-produced third studio album, Later...When the TV Turns to Static, released through BMG. The next couple of years brought further live dates throughout Europe and North America, and Later... also enjoyed a summer 2014 release in Central and South America. To assist with promotion of the album in these territories, the Secret Truth EP was issued, before Allan relocated to Stockholm to work on new material. ~ Katherine Fulton & James Wilkinson
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Glasvegas

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Albums by
Glasvegas

Top Songs by
Glasvegas

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Geraldine
  3.   It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
  4.   Daddy's Gone
  5.   Flowers And Football Tops
  6.   Acrobat
  7.   If
  8.   A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
  9.   Be My Baby
  10.   Euphoria, Take My Hand
  11.   Later... When the TV Turns to Static
  12.   Georgia, Walk With Me
  13.   Polmont On My Mind
  14.   Finished Sympathy
  15.   I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be with You)
  16.   Youngblood
  17.   Come As You Are
  18.   Please Come Back Home
  19.   Whatever Hurts You Through the Night
  20.   Shine Like Stars
  21.   Ice Cream Van
  22.   Stabbed
  23.   Lonesome Swan
  24.   The Words That Maketh Murder
  25.   Press <Play>
  26.   Neon Bedroom
  27.   All I Want Is My Baby
  28.   Choices
  29.   A Little Thing Called Fear
  30.   Fuck You, It's Over
  31.   Careful What You Wish For
  32.   Cruel Moon
  33.   The World Is Yours
  34.   Pain Pain Never Again
  35.   Change
  36.   Go Square Go
  37.   Silent Night (Noapte De Vis)
  38.   S.A.D. Light
  39.   Neon Bedroom Bluer
  40.   Magazine
  41.   Lots Sometimes
  42.   I Feel Wrong
  43.   Dream Dream Dreaming
  44.   You
  45.   Secret Truth
  46.   Stronger Than Dirt
  47.   7AM Eternally

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