A fresh mix of electronic rock with a few drops of synth-pop are the secret ingredients of the Vancouver-based band OurGlassZoo. The band’s debut EP in 2017 made it to the semi-finals of the biggest online songwriting competition (ISC) which featured high-end judges such as Lorde, Kaskade, Tom waits, Bastille and the late Chris Cornell. The songs ‘Somehow Somewhere’ and ‘Listen’ got radio play in both Italy and the UK in 2018. The follow-up EP ‘Hindsight’ was recorded at Monarch Studios with Juno award-winning producer Tom Dorbzanski (‘The Zolas’) & Alex Penney. It was released through Sony Orchard & Volunteer Media On March 20th, 2020. Since its release, ‘Hindsight’ has over 250K streams on Spotify while the songs Astronaut, ‘Sins’ and ‘In your head’ have enjoyed radio play in Italy, the USA and Canada.
The single ‘Astronaut’ was also the band’s first official music video, which stars Georgie Daburas who plays Edward Spellman on the Netflix hit series ‘Sabrina’ and Karissa Ketter (‘Kim Possible’), who was nominated for a Joey Award for her performance. It won ‘best rock video’ at the LA Music Awards. The follow-up Music Video for the song ‘SINS’ was nominated for an LEO Award and won many prestigious awards globally including the international Music Awards.
The band completed the recording of its first full-length album entitled ‘Aftermath’ with the support of Creative BC. The album features the single ‘Free’ which includes a collaboration with Juno award hip hop artist Prevail (‘Swollen Members’). The track has been remixed by KutMusta Kurt (‘Linking Park’ & The Beatie Boys’) and features Moka Only as a guest artist. The second single ‘Here’ premiered on CBC radio while the third single ‘Reminisce’ enjoyed over 25K streams on Spotify in one month. The album will be released in June 2022 through SONY Orchard.
# of Albums:
Unforgettable (soft track with album release)
Favourite musician growing up:
That varies as we all had such different influences. Anything from Radiohead, Muse, the Beatles, Sigur Ros, Emitt Rhodes, David Bowie, The killers, U2, Queens of the stone age, RHCP, GNR, Tod Rundgren, M83, etc. All these different genres have shaped our band.
Favourite musician now:
Everyone has different favourite musicians as well. Bon Iver, Nothing but Thieves, and Young the Giant are some that stick out.
Guilty pleasure song:
We just played a cover of ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’ by Tears for Fears
Live show ritual:
Favourite local musician:
Mother Mother, Zolas, We are the City, Blonde Diamond
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Definitely night owls. We could play music all night.
Road or studio?
Both have their charm, but there is nothing better than a live crowd.
Any shows or albums coming up?
We have an exciting new single coming out which includes a remix of ‘Free’ by Kut MustaKurt (‘Linking Park’ / ‘Beastie Boys’) and features Juno award-winning hip-hop artists Prevail & Moka Only
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Favourite street in your city:
Commercial and main street. Tons of great restaurants, shops, and artists and they both have character.
Favourite park in your city:
There are many great parks, but Stanley is still king.
Favourite music venue in your city:
Favourite music store in your city:
Long & McQuade (we wish there were more options)