Words: Tom Morris-Jones
Original, harmonious and often haunting, As Elephants Are are a band that are cementing their place on the flourishing convoy of rising guitar bands around the UK. Having released their single, “Crystal”, last October, while also bagging themselves a nomination for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, they are now set to release a new EP, “Hand Prints”, on 31st March.
Their new single of the same name is a buoyant move towards a more upbeat and light-hearted sound. Obvious (and maybe lazy) comparisons can be made to a few current indie bands, but they themselves suggest that when writing they try to keep clear of any outside influence, creating their own eclectic sound which is distinctly unique. Whatever it is, it works.
Unfortunately their tour dates in the North West have been and gone, playing Manchester last Friday with only a few dates down South left. However, I’m sure you’ll see the band’s name on a few festival posters in the coming months.