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ELEL – Animal



ELEL are a band who write “world pop” music, reflecting the musical culture of their hometown of Nashville as much as their diverse influences, which include Prince, Wilco and Beach House.

Their latest release, ‘Animal’ is a sharp pop number, with incredible dynamic range, worthy enough to attract all types of listeners.

“It’s a loud song about a soft moment between two people,” says band leader, Ben Elkins.

“I love writing music from my imagination, and sometimes that can be energetic and grand. But my lyrics are usually based on everyday life, which is much calmer. It’s exciting to let those two versions of my reality meet each other in a song like this.”

‘Animal’ has been taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Geode’, to be released via Mom + Pop (Flume, Hinds).

Sounds like: Yeasayer, Miike Snow, Alt-J, Tame Impala, CHAPPO, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Jungle

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Flyte – Closer Together

Flyte - Closer Together

Flyte – Closer Together

London four-piece Flyte return with their new single ‘Closer Together’.

Having spent the past six months holed-up in the claustrophobic confines of their gloriously ramshackle Bethnal Green hangout, a home from home which serves as both recording studio and rehearsal space, ‘Closer Together’ sees the band emerge from the process energised and ready to unleash a raft of new material on the world, the end of the album recording process now in sight.

Built on the jittery new wave inspired guitar groove, the track unfurls into cascading chimes before building to its visceral climax as layers of guitars, drums and keyboards clash.

In singer / guitarist Will Taylor ‘s own words:

“If you work on something for longer than necessary it can become overcomplicated and convoluted. If you spend too much time in someone else’s company you begin to resent them. This song came from living in tiny London flats crammed in with too many other people. From feeling claustrophobic and overly obsessive. Closer Together is a request to reconnect with someone by seeing them less.”

The single is released on 31 July via Island Records.

Sounds like: Color Palette, Hinds, Bombay Bicycle Club, Oslo Parks

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