Touring in support of their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, British indie rockers Glass Animals brought their eccentric music to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sept. 20.
The band took their pineapple aesthetic, an ode to the popular lyric “pineapples are in my head” from the single “ Pork Soda,” to the next level as their set featured a shiny pineapple disco ball that dazzled through each song. The setup of the stage gave the performance an extra level excitement. It was like they were transporting the audience into a psychedelic infused house party filled with bright lights, palms tree and television set.
Dancing and getting lost to his on music, Frontman Dave Bayley gave a memorizing performance. Glass Animals is not a traditional band. They don't stick to just one genre. They like to mix it up. From indie rock, to pop and even a little of R&B, you never knew what to expect while watching them, and that was the beauty of it. The setlist consisted of all the hits from their first and second album, the band performed "Gooey," "Life it Self," "Agnes"(which Bayley remarked was his favorite) and "Black Mambo" to name a few. The band even performed an interesting rendition of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," that had the crowd going wild.
The band's confidence in their own music was entertaining to watch. Glass Animals are not only good musicians but also skilled performers who knew how to hype up the crowd with their interesting lyrics. For example, "Cane Shuga," fast paced song with mumbled vocals was one of the biggest hits of the night. Even during their more mellows songs, the band had the audience singing and dancing. The band ended their set in victorious fashion their hit "Pork Soda" which had everyone screaming "Pineapples are in my head."
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