Kids In Glass Houses
After seven years, three albums, thirteen singles, countless headline tours, thousands of satisfied punters and a series of colossal festival appearances, Kids In Glass Houses have finally come home.
Having formed in South Wales in the same fertile scene that also produced the likes of Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend and myriad others, Kids In Glass Houses rapidly rose to prominence after being championed by their peers as talented newcomers. By the time of the release of debut album ‘Smart Casual’ in 2008 on esteemed rock institution Roadrunner Records, they had a Kerrang! Award nomination and numerous tours already under their collective belt; once it surfaced, things went crazy for the quintet.
Support tours with the likes of Paramore and Fall Out Boy swiftly followed, and before long work had begun on what would become second album ‘Dirt’. Daytime radio play, festival main stages and significant press attention would greet its release in 2010, teeing up their shift into darker territories with ‘In Gold Blood’ the following year.
While it avoids the all-pervading darkness of ‘In Gold Blood’, new album ‘Peace’ retains its intelligent songwriting and inimitable ear for a hook and marries it to a newfound sense of abandon. It’s a thoroughly modern guitar album with a contemporary edge that will both sate long-time Kids fans and appeal to newcomers. Featuring Aled’s most personal lyrics ever, it’s an unprecedented look into his life, written from an entirely pretension-free standpoint.
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