New London band Glass Animals are our hot tip of the week, we can't get enough of their melodic tunes and synthesised beats.

David Bayley is the frontman and general brain behind Glass Animals. He has created one of the most affecting and intriguing debut releases of the year so far in the shape of the 'Leaflings EP' which combines a mixture of The xx's late-night tales with a dash of Wild Beasts dashing eccentricity and the soul lifting swell of Four Tet.

Bayley is said to draw influence from his involvement in the world of medicine and neuroscience and there is clearly intelligence and thought behind every last beat and melody created by Glass Animals.

Catch them on their UK tour, we expect great things from them.