Elevant Tour Dates

Formed by songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and boss of Elevant’s own label, Michael Edward, Elevant began as a recording project with multi-instrumentalists Tom Shand and Joe Hutchinson on drums and bass respectively. The idea was to record like Steve Albini would have bands record: make the band sound tight as hell and cut as much of it as possible live to capture the power, spontaneity and visceral thrill of a kick ass band in full flight, nailing tracks first take straight out the box. Unsurprisingly, this approach lead to the itch for live performance becoming overwhelming. Now, with a tour booked, Elevant is no longer just a recording project.

Elevant also aims to take influences in uncommon combinations. For instance, Michael takes the idea of Sonic Youth’s using screwdrivers on guitars and re-contextualizing them in album opener Inhale/Exhale, using the tool melodiously, the band then combining it with krautrock rhythm and crushing bombast reminiscent of grunge and hard rock. Lyrically, the band meditates on the pressures of modern life and its effects on individuals, addressing money, family, drug abuse and death with heartfelt honesty.

Elevant tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Aug 2014.

Official website elevantband.com