With the line-up complete in 2003 when James took a seat behind the drums, Glassapple already had a mountain of songs to wade through. It wasn't pop, and wasn't rock, and the songs' tormented edge that meant soaring choruses, vocal harmonies, insidiously melodic guitar lines and lyrics that move from dark to light and back again, make fitting into a category a difficult task. Simple love songs hold strange twists, and general laments on society are reconciled with beguiling simplicity. Jamie and Dean formed the band in early 2001 and, with an equal passion to come up with memorable and captivating tunes, the songs developed in earnest. As much as time allowed, the band gigged the London area in 2003-04 before the call of University sent Jamie to Edinburgh, Dean and Michael to Nottingham and James to Sunderland. But, undeterred, and with the independent release of 3-track EP See Through last year, the band will be recording in London their as-yet-untitled debut album this Summer before they embark upon a tour of the East Coast of the US, with hopefully a UK-release in the not too distant future. Former band member Paul Terry played James in the 1996 movie 'James and the Giant Peach' Recorded in London, England UK at BerryStreetStudio.
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