Saturday, 19 May 2018

Single: Elephant - Happy feat. KT Ball

Elephant - Happy


Info: Dundalk act Elephant (Shane Clarke) has shared the latest single from his forthcoming second album, '88, which will be released on the 20th of July. The track 'Happy' features Just Mustard's KT Ball on vocals and was released on Thursday this week. 

A solitary phone ring, 'Hi', and stop. We launch directly into the pleasure zone, no build-up, just right into the centre of the circle, surrounded by a retro-neon electronic aurora borealis. The vocal duet here is really something special, I think of 80's equivalents, but they are all a bit lifeless and lacking colour in comparison to 'Happy', the electric guitar is glorious, unashamedly playing with the most base gratification we desire. Musically we have a square with a diagonal line right across it, in one triangle there are classic 80's electro-pop and rock influences, and in the other it is decidedly contemporary. Kavinksy's 'Nightcall', Beach House's Teen Dream, Fever Ray's 'If I Had a Heart', but so much brighter than any of these. Another kaleidoscopic electro rush from the mind of Clarke, here's to '88.

Elephant launches his new album '88 live at The Grand Social, Dublin on the 24th of August with support from Montauk Hotel, and tickets can be purchased here, https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/elephant-88-album-launch-the-grand-social-tickets-46110480689 

If you can't wait that long, be sure to catch him on the VW stage at Vantastival on the 2nd of June at 7pm. 

Elephant The Grand Social - Montauk Hotel


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