ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY ANNOUNCE NEW UK/EU TOUR DATES FOR APRIL 2017
Previous praise for Elvis Depressedly:
“Cothran twists classic American songwriting into something entirely his own”
“…a celebration of angst and the act of feeling sorrowful, with songs that bring a bright new melodiousness to all the mournful mordancy.”
– The Guardian (New Band Of The Week)
“Cothran and Mills achieve a textural depth that’s rare for songwriters in this lane.” – Pitchfork
“There are no that’ll-do lo-fi labels to be had here. [‘New Alhambra’] is lush and organic, defined by overly-sensitive emotions that come to play late at night.”
“…lethargic expressions of melancholy that slowly unstitch whatever seams are loosely holding your heart together.” – Rock Sound
“Cramming more emotion into their minimalist, lo-fi approach than most songwriters could do with a full orchestra and accompanying stage show, Elvis Depressedly have positioned themselves as one of the brightest lights of Run For Cover’s impossibly well-lit roster” – Upset
Following on from the reissue of their cult favourite ‘Holo Pleasures’ EP and their incredibly successful first ever UK live shows early last year, Elvis Depressedly have now announced a new set of UK/EU tour dates for 2017.
In May 2015 Elvis Depressedly released the well received “New Alhambra” with Run For Cover Records and Orchid Tapes, and last year the band went on to reissue their 2013 EP ‘Holo Pleasures’ via Run For Cover alongside a new EP of unreleased material on the B-side, ‘California Dreamin’’.
Since releasing ‘New Alhambra’ in May 2015 the band have earned critical acclaim from the likes of NME, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Upset, Consequence of Sound The 405 and many more for their unique blend of minimalist, lo-fi, melancholic noise-pop
Their UK/EU dates will follow on from the band’s West Coast US tour in March and will see them play the following dates with support from TV Girl:
Apr 7 – Amsterdam, NL
Apr 8 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Apr 10 – Copenhagen, DN @ Stengade
Apr 13 – Malmo, SW @ Plan B
Apr 14 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
Apr 15 – Leipzig, DE
Apr 16 – Halle, DE @ Huhnermanhattan
Apr 18 – Freiburg, AU @ Rang Teng Teng
Apr 19 – Salzburg, CH @ Rockhouse
Apr 20 – Zurich, CH @ Gonzo Club (w/LVL UP)
Apr 21 – Geneva, FR @ L’Ecurie
Apr 22 – Paris, FR @ E’ Space B
Apr 23 – Brighton, UK @ The Joker
Apr 24 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Apr 25 – Manchester, UK @ The Star and Garter
Apr 26 – London, UK @ Kamio
Apr 27 – Antwerp, BE @ Kavka
More Shows/Info TBA
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Elvis Depressedly is Mathew Cothran and Delaney Mills. Mathew and Delaney live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Elvis Depressedly stares straight into the void and airs their own blunt perceptions about it through their music, but it’s never been the band’s intentions to bring you down even if it says so right there in their name. Mathew Lee Cothran (also of Coma Cinema) and Delaney Mills – alongside a revolving cast of friends and collaborators – have been taking the monoculture’s obsession with a dystopian world and turning it into their own wry joke in their homespun quarters of South Carolina from the very beginning. Since 2011, EPs and singles built with a bare necessity of instruments and production tools have recorded a memory box of self-healing guitar-pop laced with an Ambien trance, but with Cothran quitting his day job and resettling in Asheville, NC with Mills after the release of 2013’s Holo Pleasures to focus his efforts on their latest full-length New Alhambra, an increased currency in time has resulted in Elvis Depressedly’s most definitive listen yet.
Holo Pleasures is a 12 minute cult favourite EP amongst the DIY scene and has spawned many bands from its sulky muddled influence, whilst in many ways, New Alhambra is an auditory homage to what has shaped lead singer Mathew Lee Cothran’s life. Its title, as any hardcore pro-wrestling fan will recognize, credits the Philadelphia arena that birthed its most legendary and extreme version of it, and the use of samples from wrestling shows serve as a reference to his upbringing. The album was characteristically made with outdated equipment and limited by only one microphone, with Mike “Dr. Vink” Roberts playing an essential role on bass that enrichens the rockier resonations in comparison to Elvis Depressedly’s previous releases. Cothran and Delaney were constantly on the move during the recording process thanks to their new found career freedom, but none of it takes away from New Alhambra’s fully texturized shift toward brightly melancholic noise-pop inspired by Cothran’s favorite unsung heroes such as Waterboys, Prefab Sprout and Emperor X, and in more conventional instances, Elliott Smith and Mac DeMarco.