Glass Beams Illuminates with New Single ‘Mahal’

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Glass Beams, the Melbourne-based trio led by founding member Rajan Silva, is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated new EP titled ‘Mahal’, scheduled to drop on March 22nd via their new label home Ninja Tune. Alongside this exciting announcement comes the release of the EP’s titular track, “Mahal”, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Additionally, the band is preparing to embark on a series of UK/EU shows in April. LISTEN HERE:

The inspiration behind Glass Beams traces back to Silva’s childhood memories, particularly his father’s influence. Silva’s father, who immigrated to Melbourne from India in the late 1970s, introduced him to a diverse array of music, including iconic Bollywood vocalists like Asha Bhosle, blues legends such as B.B. King and Muddy Waters, and the fusion of Western and traditional Indian music exemplified by artists like R.D. Burman and Ananda Shankar.

This intersection of musical styles deeply influenced Silva and serves as the foundation for Glass Beams’ unique sound. Their self-produced works reflect a seamless fusion of East and West, old and new, characterized by live instrumentation and DIY electronica. Through their music, Glass Beams aims to capture the timeless essence of cultural fusion, presenting listeners with a mesmerizing auditory experience enriched by a mystical visual aesthetic of their own creation.

Glass Beams gained widespread recognition with their debut EP ‘Mirage’ in 2021, which propelled them into the spotlight through social media, streaming platforms, and grassroots record store support. Their hypnotic, psychedelic-tinged tracks garnered a dedicated following, leading to sold-out vinyl copies and invitations to perform at festivals worldwide.

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Building on the success of ‘Mirage’, Glass Beams spent 2023 touring globally and teasing unreleased tracks during their performances. Now, as they prepare to unveil their new EP ‘Mahal’, fans eagerly anticipate another captivating musical journey from this innovative trio.

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