London progressive heavy artisans ELEPHANT TREE unveil new single and details for third album ‘Habits’, out April 24th on Holy Roar Records!
After four years of honing their sound on the international live circuit, London based prog-psych-doom artisans ELEPHANT TREE return with their highly anticipated third album ‘Habits’ this April 24th on Holy Roar Records. The band unveils first single « Sails » today!
Described by Metal Injection as “a band who could turn the doom world on its head”, 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.
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‘Habits’ is 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 and Jack Townley and Peter Holland’s enchanting vocal duo. ‘Habits’ is available to pre-order now on various colored vinyl versions, CD and digital through Holy Roar Records.
New album ‘Habits’ out April 24th
on vinyl, CD and digital via Holy Roar Records
1. Wake.Repeat (Intro)
4. Exit The Soul
5. The Fall Chorus
8. Broken Nails
The champions of the underground ELEPHANT TREE have delivered perhaps their most cohesive record yet, a scintillating blur of prog, stoner, 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.