Since their conception in 2010, merchants of bliss Glass Vaults have produced a stream of releases and transcendental live performances which have developed into a unique brand of dreamy psychedelic pop. Conceived in Wellington, New Zealand by Performance Design graduates, Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce, the band continues to work closely with producer Bevan Smith (Carpark Records) who has become an integral part of the band and sound.
During this time they have released three acclaimed EPs, played to capacity crowds inside drained swimming pools and humid forests, toured throughout New Zealand, Australia, U.S.A and taken up residence in New York while maintaining strong critical praise. Their early collection of EP’s, written and recorded in rooms and studios throughout New Zealand, are atmosphere driven, hazy and slower paced. With the release of Sojourn (2015, Flying Out) and even more so with The New Happy (2017, Melodic Records) the band has begun to peel away the hazy veneer to reveal precision crafted pop songs with groove, immediacy and striking clarity.