Many bands (and label promo sheets) may tell us they are different, unique, and are evolving their sound to a new level you have never heard before. This Italian trio in contrast, The Elephant, truly is. The blues and stoner rock ‘n’ rollers, formed just last year, and have signed a worldwide record deal with Karma Conspiracy, who will release the band’s first full length on October 25th.
“When we listened to the master of this debut by The Elephant, it didn’t really seem to have a band to debut. This year is a fundamental turning point for our label and this album will be another confirmation”, says label owner Phil.
Based on a sound that is characterised by the combination of two (!) distorted basses, stubborn and obsessive rhythms with their roots in the blues, alternated with alienating and psychedelic atmospheres; it’s made all the more unique by the voice of singer and bassist Giovanni Murolo, who gives the trio its very special vibe and soul. The Elephant’s self-titled album is the result of a year’s work, with themes heavily inspired by the poetry of William Blake, Dylan Thomas and Henry Michaux. This week, we get to hear a first track of The Elephant’s upcoming debut, titled “River”.
“This is the song that started The Elephant project, and made us meet again after years. More than a song, it represents for us our musical bond and friendship”.
A re-union of friends that was musically very worth it: give The Elephant a warm welcome, and listen to their first single “River” HERE!
The album track-listing is as follows:
1. Mud Song
3. Quicksand Morning
4. Black White Alice
5. Monkey Demon
7. Summer Blood
8. The Stoker
9. Walk With The Sun
Set for release on October 25th with Karma Conspiracy Records, you can already pre-order your album copy HERE!
Watch out for many more news and tunes to follow in the days ahead, as one is sure The Elephant have come to stay and revive your blues spirit!
The Elephant is:
Giovanni Murolo – Bass & Vocals
Marco Catacchio – Bass & Vocals
Marco Sanchioni – Drums & Percussion