WATCH THIS! Elevant : ‘dark and atmospheric, heavy and crushing or irresistibly grooving’
From the new EP Normal Life, out 26/5/2017 Directed and filmed by Andrew AB Actors: Jasmine Sumner Charlotte Rose Tuesday James Dorman Thanks to Mike Donaghy (camera) and Katie Mannix (makeup) Elevant are Michael Edward, Hannah Lodge and Tom Shand. Recorded at Abbey Road by Sam Jones, mastered by Pete Maher.
Elevant are the thunderous genre absorbers heading the Loner Noise label.Since their formation in 2014 they’ve fused a host of disparate influences into a sound that can be dark and atmospheric, heavy and crushing or irresistibly grooving. The trio sounds far vaster than the sum of their parts. Anchored by Tom Shand’s pummelling Bonham-esque beats and Hannah Lodge’s interlocking bassline weaves, lead singer Michael Edward’s lung bursting Chris Cornell-style lead vocals and bludgeoning guitar work make them sound like a six piece.
After releasing three albums through their own label, the last of which “There is a Tide” was received with unanimous critical acclaim, Elevant are back with a new EP.
This new EP was recorded at Abbey Road by Sam Jones and mastered by Pete Maher (Jack Jones/Scissor Sisters/U2)
Taking the listener on a cerebral journey into the complexities of love, war, disillusion and displacement, the EP encompasses a wide range of influences; the grunge/post hardcore style of loud/quiet (Nirvana/Soundgarden/Fugazi), the looped drum grooves of trip hop and krautrock (Portishead/Can), the guitar textures of pyschedelia and shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine) and the jazzier chord styles of artists like Steely Dan and Prince.
Normal Life EP is released on 19/05/2017
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