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Introducing: ELEVANT

23rd April 2018

Liverpool rock trio ELEVANT are pleased to announce their new EP Here Come The Cold Sweats ahead of a run of May 2018 UK tour dates (see below for listings).

Further details of the record will be revealed over the coming months, but for now the band have shared the video for lead single ‘Nowhere’ which is released 27th April 2018 ahead of their appearance at WRONG Festival.

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The visual marks director James Lyall’s first foray into music videos, and was filmed in Liverpool John Moore’s University TV studio. Subverting the ‘band plays song’ cliché music video (by first of all taking the piss out of that concept at every opportunity), as the song progresses the band’s playing deteriorates into a shambolic mess whilst their equipment collapses around them. The entire video was filmed in one continuous shot, requiring an “excessive amount” of takes to complete.

Already prolific songwriters with reams of early material under their belts, for this new single Edward and the band drew aspects of their sound from the likes of Soundgarden, Thom Yorke and The Melvins, all filtered through an increasingly complex and discordant array of influences that jostle and vie for attention in the band’s often chaotic and winding music.

Commenting on the single, front man Michael Edward said: “Although the tone of the video is more sarcastic than that of the song, we thought that having everything fall apart despite our best efforts was a good mirror for the lyrical themes. ‘Nowhere’ was written from a real rock bottom relationship moment coming from the stresses of trying to help and be in love with someone who was going through a bad bout of depression, and not knowing what to do or how you can make a difference at all. It’s still fairly emotional to sing it now, and as much as it doesn’t read like it, it’s probably the closest we get to writing a love song.”

Further details of Here Come The Cold Sweats TBA

ELEVANT 2018 Live Dates:

28.04.18 – Liverpool – Invisible Wind Factory (WRONG Festival)
04.05.18 – Manchester – The Eagle
05.05.18 – Liverpool – Smithdown Rd Festival
06.05.18 – Liverpool – Sound City Festival
11.05.18 – London – The Macbeth
17.05.18 – Brighton – East Street Tap (Great Escape/Alternative Escape)
19.05.18 – Leeds – Verve Bar
20.05.18 – Stoke – The Underground (BBC Fringe)
29.05.18 – Edinburgh – Leith Depot
30.05.18 – Glasgow – Bloc
31.05.18 – Newcastle – Little Buildings
23.06.18 – Liverpool Calling Festival