Dave Bayley of Glass Animals on Falling Off Stages and Baking Cakes

Season 3 | Episode 26
1h 5m | Aug 12, 2020

This Must Be the Gig is joined by Dave Bayley, the brilliant and charming frontman of Glass Animals. 

The English outfit formed in 2010, and have since grown into one of the most thrilling acts on the festival circuit. Alongside long-time friends Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward, Bayley and the band have now penned three albums worth of hip-hop tinged psych pop, including the recently released Dreamland. And while fans might be missing out on Glass Animals' canceled tour, the record's blend of intense autobiographical storytelling and woozy soundscapes should keep fans feeling right at home. Plus, stems of the songs and additional graphics are up for grabs in the form of open source files on the band's website, recreating the communal feel.

In this episode of This Must Be the Gig, Bayley discusses putting the band's tour on hold, his history in cake-baking, meeting Radiohead, breaking his foot after falling off a stage, and so much more.

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