FeaturesWritten by Mike Hohnen on July 1, 2013
With the recent news of their impending debut album Halcyon Days everything is coming up Glass Towers, and while we wait for them to showcase the album on a run of Australian dates locked in for August, the band are offering us a rare insight into their inner workings with shots of them gallivanting across the UK and Japan on tour.
The below tour diary gives us a play-by-play run down of what the Sydney indie rockers get up to while on the road. The destinations, the foods, the mishaps – everything you want to know. So sit back and scroll through, as the sacred oath of “what happens on tour, stays on the tour” is shattered in spectacular fashion.
"Being really excited for the UK despite just finishing a huge/tiring tour with The Kooks."
"Some cool street art in East London."
"Being tourists and seeing Big Ben."
"A museum we walked around for what seemed like hours (Probably because of the jet lag)."
"The infamous Brighton pier. I think we were sitting on the rocks drinking vodka and coke after watching a few other Aussie bands when this photo was taken."
"Weird street performer in Brighton. He played really good piano even though he had a huge muppet suit on."
"Our sound man Cliff after a show in Camden, legend!"
"We saw Lucy Rose's album launch show and ended up meeting Bombay Bicycle Club."
"On stage in Camden's Barfly, such an awesome venue!"
"Hangin' at Hampstead Heath."
"Massive swarm of people in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo."
"A view from our balcony in Shibuya (every building looked so futuristic and surreal)."
"Finishing a show in Tower Records to see our Japanese EP on the shelves!"
"Meiji Temple, we walked around forever looking for this place. We ended up in a children training camp for the Japanese Olympic Team at one point... Was weird."
"Sleeping Japanese taxi driver, 'nuff said."
"Eyeing off the deliciously big burgers in Shibuya, Tokyo."
"Completing the massive burger challenge in Shibuya, Tokyo."