London post-heavy artisans ELEPHANT TREE unveil new video taken from upcoming album ‘Habits’, out April 24th on Holy Roar Records.
- 1 avril 2020
London post-heavy/doomgaze foursome ELEPHANT TREE return this April 24th with their anticipated third album ‘Habits’ on Holy Roar Records. The band shares an airy and majestic new video for « Bird » today courtesy of Visions Magazin.
As shown by previous single « Sails« , new album ‘Habits’ is a decisive turning point in ELEPHANT TREE‘s ascension to sonic firmament. Celestial, nirvana-like and forward-thinking are words that come to mind when experiencing ‘Habits’ for the first time.
Elements of a heavy Pink Floyd, Melvins, and Deftonesseamlessly combine with exhilarating effect, producing a shoegazing, emotion-driven journey enhanced by their crystalline vocals. This is next-generation heavy, and you are more than welcome to join this exquisite sonic venture:
Watch mesmerizing new video « Bird«
Vocalist/guitarist Jack Townley comments: « Bird is about having a child. Innocence and fragility in the face of the world as it is today. You hope to do right by them, but know from experience what life can deal out.«
New album ‘Habits’ is indeed an introspective look at the patterns and experiences that make us human — an ambitious, emotion-driven journey made of spacious yet heavy-as-ever soundscapes, all softly wrapped in Jack Townley and Peter Holland’s enchanting vocal duo.
ELEPHANT TREE have spent the past five years delivering their heavy, melodic sound to audiences across the UK, Europe and the USA, with their 2016 self-titled album winning praise from critics and fans alike. Early 2019 saw the band enter The Church Studios again to deliver their third album ‘Habits’, with engineer and producer Riley MacIntyre (The Horrors, Thurston Moore, Adele) at the helm.
New album ‘Habits’
Out April 24th on Holy Roar Records – Preorder
The champions of the underground ELEPHANT TREE have delivered perhaps their most cohesive record yet, a scintillating blur of prog, psych, and melodic heavy rock. Opening on a hazy note of foreboding dread on « Wake.Repeat (Intro) », the band explode into life soon after and rarely let up.
Every aspect of their previously established sound has been amplified to 11 and fine tuned to perfection — the heavy, driving, groove holds a more calculated rhythmic swing counterbalanced with leads that hold a soberingly clear gentleness. This is all tied together with vocals that possess a charming hedonism to their timbre, which is sure to win over the lush in all of us. The union of sonic density and yearning is captured wonderfully, thanks in no small part to the bands production choice of The Church Studios (U2, Nick Cave, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Adele amongst others). Elements of a heavy Pink Floyd, Melvins, and Deftones all combine with exhilarating effect, cementing the status of this group who have already sold tens of thousands of records and streams into the millions.
Album highlights « Sails », « Bird » and « Wasted » contain choruses built for big rooms and song arrangements that Billy Corgan himself would be envious of, where « Fall Chorus » and closer « Broken Nails » allow the aforementioned haze to simmer with crystalline beauty. If there’s any justice, 2020 will be the year ELEPHANT TREE bloom out of best kept underground secret into a household name.