Big gig: The four members of Alstonville indie band Glass Towers, Cameron Holdstock, Ben Hannam, Daniel Muszynski and Sam Speck, are to support hip-hop MC Urthboy in Byron Bay on September 29.
Big gig: The four members of Alstonville indie band Glass Towers, Cameron Holdstock, Ben Hannam, Daniel Muszynski and Sam Speck, are to support hip-hop MC Urthboy in Byron Bay on September 29. Supplied

Glass Towers' rapid rise

IT WAS just another day at school last Friday for Alstonville High student Daniel Muszynski.

A class in maths, a lesson in physics, and getting out of a double tutorial in business studies to take a phone call from The Northern Star in the school library.

But then Daniel isn’t your average Year 12 HSC student. Nor are the three other members of Glass Towers, fellow Alstonville High students Ben Hannam, Sam Speck and Cameron Holdstock.

The boys have managed to bag a $50,000 recording contract from Sony Music, open the main stage of Splendour in the Grass, and win one of four finalist positions in the Triple J Unearthed High competition – all in the past 12 months.

However, the successes of the past year were topped off last week for the indie rock four-piece when it was announced they had won another Triple J Unearthed competition to support legendary hip-hop MC Urthboy when he performs in Byron Bay on September 29.

“We were stoked to hear that we had won the support slot for the Byron Bay leg of Urthboy’s tour. It’s going to be a massive,” Daniel said.

“We won the competition with the track Gloom, which was chosen over a stack of entries from bands across the North Coast.

“And we love the fact it’s going to be an all-ages gig at Byron Bay High School, which means everyone can come.”

The Urthboy show is part of MusicNSW’s Indent Ten Year Tour – a celebration of the work Indent does to support young and emerging artists.

For those keen to break into the music industry, Indent will also be holding a free workshop before the September 29 show, where punters can hang out with Urthboy and talk all things music, industry, business and performance.

The workshop is free, but an RSVP is essential by visiting www.indent.net.au to register.

Tickets to the Byron Bay High School concert are $18, plus booking fee, and are available from Indent.oztix.com.au



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