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From Brighton to London via Barcelona, it’s been a busy Spring on the road for As Elephants Are.

After their first-ever date outside the UK in front of a packed Razzmatazz in Barcelona and support slots for Half Moon Run, Amber Run and Young Kato, the band are now headed towards a Summer of festival appearances around England (full dates below, more tba).

You can now stream the “Hand Prints” EP in full below – and if you like what you hear you can get it on iTunes.

Live dates:

20th June - Camden Crawl - Camden Eye – London
21st June – Lainfest – Leicestershire
18th July – Birdcage – Bristol
19th July – Truck Festival – Oxford
25th July – Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire
25th July – Refest – Surrey
31st August – Lodestar Festival – Oxford

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“Delicate and immediate in all the right places…
If this is anything to go by, we’re sure the EP will be an absolute treat”
(Fake DIY, UK)

“’Hand Prints’ is brimming with unabashed indie pop vibes, manifested in anthemic,
guitar-driven melodies and euphoric brass notes”
(Indie Shuffle, US)

“Breakout melancholic UK rock; huge guitar atmospheres fermenting drama, instantly in your head soaring melodies, and just the right amount of incident in the lyric” (Blahblahblahscience, US)

On May 5th, As Elephants Are will follow last October’s release of the “Crystal” single (BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe ‘Next Hype’), with the brand new 4-track “Hand Prints” EP.


With past releases being described as everything from “sinister” (This Is Fake DIY), to “Life affirming” and “Magical” (the 405) to “Wonderfully dreamy” (Time Out London), EP title track ‘Hand Prints’ develops further the band’s ability to write nagging melodies wrapped in barbed wire rhythms. The title track has already racked up plays on BBC Radio 1 from Huw Stephens and Jen & Ally, playlists on XFM and Amazing Radio as well as the band’s first US radio play courtesy of KCRW.

On 31st March 2014 the band completed their first headline UK Tour which culminated in their first proper London headline show at The Sebright Arms. A Summer of festival appearances now beckons with the following shows already announced – and many more to follow:

- MAY -
3 – Canterbury – Sound City Project (w/Saint Raymond, Pixel Fix)
4 – Stockton – Sunday Live (w/Wolf Alice, Circa Waves)
8 – Brighton – The Prince Albert (w/New Desert Blues)
24 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
31 – Hereford – Jailhouse

- JUNE -
12 – London – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, New Blood Festival (w/Young Kato)
13 – London – Club NME @ Koko
20 – Lainfest

- JULY -
18 – Bristol – Birdcage
19 – TRUCK Festival


Thursday 23 January 2014

As Elephants Are have announced their first UK headline tour for March: 11 dates leading to a final show at London’s Sebright Arms. This is to support the band’s upcoming debut EP ‘Hand Prints’ which will be released in the early days of spring.

View the dates below and keep your eyes pealed, more details will be revealed soon.

As Elephants Are TOUR March 2014

The looks and charms of Coastal Cities caught the eyes of the fashion editors at GQ China, who invited them to “look sharp and live smart” for a day. The shoot took place in East London – thus avoiding extensive travel expenses – but the crew’s enthusiasm make us dream of a Coastal Cities China Tour.

Look out for the feature in GQ Magazine China.


Alexander McQueen x Coastal Cities

Thursday 23 January 2014

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Dec and Sean from Coastal Cities recently took part in a shoot for Alexander McQueen, and the result is striking. Photographer Steven Klein gathered the boys together for this stunning shot, which is part of the brand new McQ Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.

View more photos on the McQ website.

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el el

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A few days of heat and summery weather set the tone perfectly for el el‘s joyful and soulful indie pop. The eight-piece’s debut track “40 Watts” sounds like a group of friends who decided to make unreserved music -and have fun doing it, and yet know exactly what they’re doing. Juggling dangerously with tin-pan sounds and psychedelic vibes, the band sounds as colorful as Empire Of The Sun but with more down-to-earth vocals by Ben Elkins that keep the track within the field of indie pop.

Japanese Wallpaper

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Japanese wallpaper

Once again we turn our ears to Australia, with this serene new track from Japanese Wallpaper. Based in Melbourne, the young producer teams up with Pepa Knight, our pick from last week and a very fitting choice to complement Gab Strum’s down-tempo melodies. The result is a soulful, intriguing blend of ambient electronica that you won’t be able to get enough of.