Live “Gig” Video: Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley sings ‘Agnes’ inside a human centrifuge

By on Friday, 4th August 2017 at 4:00 pm

I wasn’t sure where this new video from Glass Animals would fit on TGTF. It certainly seems to follow the thinking that some of us reviewer types have that ‘artists have to suffer for their art’. I think putting yourself in a human centrifuge qualifies for this. For those of you who unlike Dave Bayley and myself didn’t spend a lot of time in biology and chemistry labs, a centrifuge is a machine that spins in a circle and usually is used to collect the heavier particles in, say a glass tube, by the motion of the spinning.

Apparently there is a human-sized version of this and Bayley decided to subject himself to 18 spins of what he describes as something that looks “like something out of a bond villain’s lair.” During this ordeal, he manages to sing along to their track ‘Agnes’, which concludes the Oxford band’s 2016 album ‘How to Be a Human Being’ (read my review here). He says on the YouTube description of this promo that the song is hard for him to listen to, but this video may be hard to watch, or at least cause some minimal anguish to the viewer. That said, okay, artists suffer for their art, so to pay respect to Bayley suffering for his art, you can watch the video for ‘Agnes’ below. If you can’t stomach it, feel free to peruse our archive here on TGTF on Glass Animals (from way back in 2013!) by following this link.

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