Liverpool three-piece, ELEVANT are set to release a new single on their own Elevant Music Limited imprint on the 5th of February 2016.
'Audience’, the follow up to the recent ‘Again’ single, was recorded at 3rd Planet Recording Studios in Liverpool and was self produced, engineered by Kyle Western and mastered by Pete Maher (Jack White, Patti Smith, Scissor Sisters). Available to download, the new single takes inspiration from The Melvins, Nirvana and Bauhaus and is a taste of what to expect from the Elevant’s eagerly awaited forthcoming third album ‘There Is A Tide’ which is due for release on the 4th of March.
The Elevant line up of Michael Edward (guitar / vocals), Tom Shand (drums / piano) and Hannah Lodge (bass / organ) have over the last two years combined their love of My Bloody Valentine, God Speed You! Black Emperor, St Vincent, Tame Impala and Portishead to create something very special. Effortlessly twisting a pop hook to their post punk, psych and krautrock sound to great effect, there is an energy and vision that sets them apart from their contemporaries.
A truly innovative and exciting live band, Elevant are set to play the following UK shows to coincide with the new single and album release. The dates will include a hometown album launch show at Liverpool’s Buyers Club on the 9th of March and a London date at the Sebright Arms on the 16th of March with label mates Too Many Poets.
2016 LIVE DATES:
JAN 30TH OXFORD, THE WHEATSHEAF (w/ Lucy Leave &Cherokee)
FEB 02ND NOTTINGHAM, JAM CAFE
FEB 13TH LEEDS, THE PACKHORSE (w/ Stilts, Mothers & Is Not)
FEB 20TH BRISTOL, THE STAG AND HOUNDS
FEB 21ST CARDIFF, UNDERTONE (w/ Them Dead Beats, Bridges & Wet Painttt)
FEB 24TH MANCHESTER, GULLIVERS (w/ False Advertising, Mothers & Duke Mercury)
MAR 09TH LIVERPOOL, BUYERS CLUB (w/ SPQR) ALBUM LAUNCH
MAR 12TH BIRMINGHAM, THE ACTRESS AND BISHOP (w/ MUTT & Wax Futures)
MAR 16TH LONDON, SEBRIGHT ARMS (w/ Too Many Poets)
MAR 22ND EDINBURGH, SNEAKY PETE'S (w/ Frantic Chant)
MAR 23RD GLASGOW, BAR BLOC
MAR 27TH NEWCASTLE, THE HEAD OF STEAM
APR 22ND SHEFFIELD, THE WASHINGTON
MAY 07TH LIVERPOOL - BUYERS CLUB (w/ False Advertising & Bathymetry)
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The new single and album are the latest releases on the band’s Elevant Music Limited label which frontman Michael Edward set up a year or so ago. This month sees Edward take the label to Atlanta Georgia, Birmingham Alabama and New Orleans Louisiana to meet like minded American independent labels, to organise licensing deals, publishers working in the US market primarily to place music in films/TV/adverts, and festival/tour/gig promoters to create inroads to the American live scene for the label's artists.