ELEPHANT ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM SKY SWIMMING, DUE FOR RELEASE ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES 28TH APRIL 2014
STREAM NEW NON-ALBUM TRACK ‘STATUESQUE’ (below)
ARTWORK AND TRACKLISTING REVEALED; NEW PHOTO ATTACHED FOR NEWS STORIES
“A propulsive slice of gorgeousness not dissimilar from what the Concretes were doing in their prime” Pitchfork
“Blissful Brill Building pop from the London duo, all billowing backing vocals and tear-drenched melodrama” Sunday Times
“Glorious. It’s as if a London version of Beach House decided to resurrect the ghost bodies of a choir from the 1920s to fill their celestial choruses” Guardian
Elephant, the London duo comprising Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck, can finally reveal details of their debut album.
Set for release on Memphis Industries on 28th April and titled Sky Swimming, the album is a seductive, night time delight of a record, all trilling keyboards, swooping melodies, broken hip hop beats, looped strings and Amelia’s uniquely curved vocals.
Highlights include current single ‘Elusive Youth’ plus last year’s sensational tracks ‘Skyscraper’ (a bona fide hit in France) and ‘Shapeshifter’, Sky Swimming is a fibrous collection of songs about relationships – their own included, which broke down during the making of the album – hazy memories and twisted dreams.
With the single ‘Elusive Youth’ unveiled last week on Pitchfork, Elephant have also shared the b-side ‘Statuesque’.
The album is available for pre-order from the band’s site at www.thisiselephant.com with exclusive Sky Swimming T shirt and instant download of ‘Elusive Youth’.
They’ve also put together a mixtape of tracks that helped inspire them during the writing of Sky Swimming, available to stream here.
Elephant will be playing in Paris 10th April at Point Ephémère, as part of their label’s Paris, Memphis night. Tickets here. UK shows to be announced very soon.
ELEPHANT SKY SWIMMING TRACKLISTING:
5. Elusive Youth
7. Torn Tongues
8. Come to Me
9. TV Dinner
10. Sky Swimming
Listen to the single version of ‘Skyscraper’