UK Duo Elephant shares First Single

UK duo Elephant shares first single from forthcoming debut LP on Memphis Industries

Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck don’t just sing about feverish, frayed and  fractured romances – in the three years since forming  Elephant, they’ve been living one.

Their first recordings, recorded in the strung out early mornings after the night before, were delirious and light-headed. Rivas’ stream of conscious lyricism combined with Pinchbeck’s innate melodic nous to create vignettes of delight and wonder.  A debut single followed, 2011’s “Woozy Ants,” followed by the Assembly EP.   But before they had a chance to move forward, the duo’s relationship broke down, almost to the point of no return.

That seemed to be Elephant’s graveyard. Yet an unexpected rapprochement in late 2012, and a renewed musical hunger saw Rivas and Pinchbeck reconcile. The first fruit was this year’s new single “Skyscraper,” which announced their return in spectacular fashion, with Rivas’ swooping vocals allied to a spectral chorus creating an eerie, lens-flared 3 minute wonder of song.

(Memphis Industries) 
Street Date: Nov. 4, 2013

Track List:

A: Shapeshifter
B: Snow Day

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