Glass Vaults – Don’t Be Shy
There are plenty of promising acts coming out of New Zealand these days. We aren’t even going to discuss Lorde because she’s on a whole different level of huge, but other emerging indie bands like High Highs and Tom Lark are proof that this small, double-island country has a knack for knocking out some talented musicians. Glass Vaults, hailing from Wellington, New Zealand are fronted by core members Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce. Their music has a sort of ambient lushness to it. Low key enough to keep you chill and relaxed, but at the same time providing listeners with some serious depth and substance. “Don’t Be Shy” is a substantial track indeed, one that I foresee myself playing often in the frigid days ahead. Keep a close eye on this gifted Kiwi duo for a new LP in the upcoming months.