A yr on from winning the triple j Hottest 100 with ‘Warmth Waves’, members of Glass Animals have made good on a promise that they might get “Australia tattooed to every of our buttocks” in the event that they topped the countdown.
The UK band initially made the promise in January 2021 by way of Twitter, clarifying that although it could be “not every cheek,” they might nonetheless get an Australia-themed tattoo on their arses ought to they win. Positive sufficient, the band’s ‘Warmth Waves’ got here in at primary simply over per week later – making them the primary British band to return first since Mumford & Sons in 2009.
Over the weekend – as triple j counted down the Hottest 100 of 2021 – Glass Animals shared footage on their Instagram web page of frontman Dave Bayley and guitarist/keyboardist Drew MacFarlane visiting London tattoo parlour Inkhouse to get their first-ever tattoos.
Within the video, Bayley and MacFarlane are tattooed by Brighton tattoo artist Patrick Bates. Bayley’s tattoo is an a top level view of a map of Australia, full with squiggles to indicate ‘warmth waves’, whereas MacFarlane’s is a koala. Each tattoos had been designed by a fan named Arielle, after the band referred to as for submissions to determine what their Australia-themed tattoos ought to be.
“My mum… she’s going to be furious,” says Bayley within the video forward of the tattoo. “I’m an grownup now, my very own individual, so… sorry, mum!”
Of their put up, the band acknowledged these tattoos had been a very long time coming. “Sorry it took so lengthy to get em finished,” they wrote, “covid is a f**ker.”
Watch the footage under:
Over the weekend, Glass Animals featured in the triple j Hottest 100 but once more, coming in at quantity 23 with ‘I Don’t Wanna Speak (I Simply Wanna Dance)’ within the 2021 listing. It marked their ninth look total within the countdown’s historical past.
The 2021 countdown was taken out by The Wiggles with their cowl of Tame Impala‘s ‘Elephant’, as recorded for the station’s Like a Version segment. Kevin Parker has praised the Wiggles’ victory, saying that they “made [the song] their very own, which showcases the genius of The Wiggles.”