Gateshead’s alternative pop rockers Elephant Memoirs release their new EP Broken Jagged Edges on 14th October.
The EP succeeds in amplifying the band’s distinctively raw sound, with four powerful new tracks depicting their rugged passion through contorted bass and candid lyrics. The EP eases us in with Tadpole’s eerie onset, then jolts into zealous, Biffy Clyro-esque guitar and bass accompanied by vigorous vocals, with the gradual creep of drums creating a harmonised compilation of sounds. Stand-out track Dirt demonstrates the intensity and allure of frontman and guitarist John Aspinall’s voice; a skilfully energetic song, filled with persistent bass and busy drums, the guitar flits in with a gentle melody, soothing the hectic scene.
Coinciding with the eagerly awaited release of the EP, the band will be playing several gigs in October, at Newcastle’s Globe on Saturday 8th, The Cluny 2 on Sunday 16th and Middlesbrough’s TSOne on Thursday 27th October.