Every Other LP due April 14 via Adrian Recordings
Listen to latest track”Ruth” below
Swedish experimental pop trio Hey Elbow have announced their eagerly anticipated debut LP Every Other for a April 14 release via Swedish indie stalwart Adrian Recordings (home to Alice Boman, RA, This Is Head). Ahead of the release they have now shared the gorgeous lead single “Ruth”, following previous singles “Blanca” and “Martin”
“[Hey Elbow] use their jazz backing and technical chops to carve a ruthless bout of post-rock grandiosity” – The Line of Best Fit
“its resplendent, shape-shifting nature calling to mind the colorful outbursts of tUnE-yArDs and the confounding intricacy of Deerhoof” – Consequence of Sound
“Tightly-wound but free-thinking to the extreme, it’s the sound of a band sensing escape and racing to the finish line” – DIY
Listen to “Ruth”
Hey Elbow consists of Julia Ringdahl (vocals/guitar), Ellen Petersson (horns/electronics), and Liam Amner (drums). With a background in jazz and an ear for distortion they create eccentric pop music with a big sound. Adrian Recordings, the diverse label also home to songstress Alice Boman, techno duoBoeoes Kaelstigen and dark punks RA, will release the debut album from Hey Elbow, Every Other, on April 14, 2015.
Formed in 2013, Hey Elbow took its name from an aerobics warm-up exercise they were taught while standing in the audience waiting for a show by The Knife. With their foundations in jazz and musical education, combined with an interest in noise, improvisation and freedom, they make oddly haunting pop music with a unique and personal expression. None and all of the three members are fronting the band, a democratic philosophy that gives the flugelhorn as much space as the singing, the electronics and the drums.
Listen to “Martin”
Listen to “Blanca”
“Ruth” is a gigantic swelling piece with massive choir, and howling lead vocals combined with a nearly rocklike rhythm. It combines everything we know from Hey Elbow so far; the grandiose and the intricate; the beauty and the noise. It’s the perfect takeoff for the coming album.