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As Elephants Are to release “Hand Prints” EP on 5 May

Tuesday 29 April 2014

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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