EP Review: Glass Peaks - It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window

Updated: May 1, 2020

The old school dial-up internet modem noise and the patter of a computer keyboard trickle out of the intro to indie trio Glass Peaks' EP 'It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window'. The familiar sounds set the premise for one of the most visceral and filmic experiences.

You'll want to strap yourselves in as 'São Paulo' unfolds.

The intense opener centres on a date frontman Alfie Jefferies went on with a girl from Brazil, and there is an eerie feeling throughout that something is just not right.

Jefferies explains himself: "I only ever saw her once and this song is about how badly I think the relationship would have gone if we’d have stayed together and tried to make a thing of it."

Dark synths build as Alfie sings: "Nobody wants to be inside their mind all on their own."

A brief interlude separates the ferocious number and sets you up for the lighter affair that is 'London Is Concrete'.

The featherweight ambient track is a love letter to home and that yearning to want to be back in familiar surroundings.

Aforementioned, the dial-up noise is homely as many will instantly be reminded of the home they associate the sound to.

The EP switches pace on previously released single 'Never Really Left', which is very much in the vein of hardcore punk rock outfits Lower Than Atlantis and Deaf Havana, but with that signature Glass Peaks edge to it.

After another interlude of mumbling and a TV in the background - another subconsciously homely noise - the EP draws to a close with a deep take on the toxicity of social media as we enter utter dystopia.

Glass Peaks make music to make you feel and question everything.

Be prepared to be taken on an intense ride - full of twists and turns - splitting at the sides with cacophonous and menacing sounds.

For Fans Of: Radiohead, The War On Drugs

Rating: 8/10

Release date: 01.05.20