|ADRIAN RECORDS (BORDER)
Release Date: 30 March 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|HEY ELBOW C0C0C0 Limited Vinyl LP
Hey Elbow consists of Julia Ringdahl (vocals/guitar), Ellen Petersson (horns/ electronics), and Liam Amner (drums). With a background in jazz and an ear for distortion they create eccentric pop music with a big sound.
Formed in 2013, Hey Elbow took its name from an aerobics warm-up exercise they were taught while standing in the audience waiting for a show by The Knife. With their foundations in jazz and musical education, combined with
an interest in noise, improvisation and freedom, they make oddly haunting pop music with a unique and personal expression. None and all of the three members are fronting the band, a democratic philosophy that gives the flugelhorn as much space as the singing, the electronics and the drums.
Preceding their second album is the single “Quest”. “Quest” is a gigantic swelling piece with massive choir, and howling lead vocals combined with a nearly balearic rhythm. It combines everything we know from Hey Elbow so far; the grandiose and the intricate; the beauty and the noise. It’s the perfect takeoff for the coming album. Atmosphere and weight, emotional charge, beautiful melodies and a minimal restraint in combination with a joyful experimentation
production-wise, are all contributing components which make it hard to forget Hey Elbow once you’ve heard them.
1. I Hear
2. Them Say
4. Tell Me
7. Leave It
8. Ghosts of Budva
9. Back to Reality
10. 17 juni
13. All Behind