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Buckinghamshire’s finest export As Elephants Are return this week, with the lead and title track from their new EP ‘Crown’. The song was premiered by Clash yesterday:

‘Crown’ rips and roars with a life of its own, the barely contained rage of the guitar riff battling against a soaring vocal line.

The news and release of the EP also coincides with a full UK tour throughout October and November, where they’ll be stopping off in Leeds, Liverpool, and London along the way. The dates are listed below and tickets are here.

The new EP, produced by Andy Savours (Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, My Bloody Valentine) is set for release on 17th November, and marks a confident and triumphant step forward for the young band, who look to build on the groundswell of wonderful support they’ve seen over the past 12 months.

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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.


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Brooke Bentham

Wednesday 1 October 2014

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We challenge you not to be struck in the best possible way by the outstanding and beautiful vocal performance delivered by Brooke Bentham on her very first single. Bearing similarities with talents such as Marika Hackman, Laura Marling and Sharon van Etten, the singer-songwriter recently came down from Newcastle to London. With such a stunning debut –both musically and lyrically- we can only imagine here getting some very much deserved attention in the next few months.

Purchase the single here.


Wednesday 1 October 2014


The first release from Australian collective Bjear, “Nell” starts with a melancholic intro driven by delicate guitars and the powerful voice of lead singer Dan White, the combination of which already hints that something quite special is about to unfold. After a few moments of calm the folk ballad that could have fit on Ben Howrd’s latest album begins to escalate. Layer after layer it slowly turns into an outburst of soulful post-rock akin to bands like Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky. Have a listen below and keep an ear out for these exciting newcomers:


Thursday 26 June 2014


Futuristic sounds, trap beats, heavy bass breaks and emotionally charged vocals cohabit sleekly on the title track from Lido‘s debut EP “I Love You”. After a series of hyped-up remixes, the young Norwegian producer should easily seduce a large crowd with a blend of electronic music that’s very much in the air.