Elephant Trees, based in Manchester and huge supporters of the LGBTQ, have released their new track, “4100”. A synth-infused pop track, it will join their debut EP to be released on April 5th along with the track, “U N C O M F O R T A B L E”.
When asked about “4100”, lead singer Martha said: “I wrote 4100 about the things we use to distractus from life. It’s so easy to get comfortable wallowing in dark places. I wanted to depict the juxtaposition between that comfort and the need to bury it under various crutches. It’s different in style to our earlier music but I think that comes from a place of growth. We’re moving away from straight up angry rock because we’re not angry teenagers anymore, we’re coming at things from a different angle with a different perspective.”
With the release of their new track , “4100”, we were given the opportunity to interview Elephant Trees. Check out the track and our interview below:
Tell us the brief history of your band.
Me and Sam met in high school and he joined me for a project, but we loved playing music together so much we didn’t want to stop after the project.
What is the origin for the name of your band?
In our home town there is a group of trees that look like an elephant, they are the first thing we see every time we come home.
Was there any discussion to change the name?
Yes actually, there’s a heavy metal band called Elephant Tree that we get confused with sometimes, but the name means so much to us and our home
Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Everything Everything, Florence and the Machine, Arcane Roots, Troy Bolton
Who writes the songs, what are they about?
Martha writes the music and lyrics, but they develop with Sam. A lot of them are about personal experiences, mental health, politics, sexuality, stuff that needs talking about.
How do you promote your band and shows?
Online, the gram and FaceyB
Describe your show, visual and musically
Passionate, glittery, loud
Tell us a story about a day in your life day of the gig.
Sleep in to charge up, cook a big breakfast, print set lists, count out the merch and head to the venue. After sound check we’ll grab some food and warm up, lots of jumping and vocal scales and maybe a cheeky pint.
What inspires you to do what you do?
Fear of living a dull life and a proper job
What advice would you give to fellow bands?
Stop trying to be “cool”, just be yourself, have fun and be NICE!
What are the biggest obstacles for bands? (funny or serious answers are fine)
Divas and lack of sleep, having no money and knowing who to trust. But when you find the people who are just as passionate it makes it so worth it.
Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
We’ll be at Hive in Manchester with Bang Bang Romeo on 19th Feb and Brudenell Social Club in Leeds with Larkin’s on 28th Feb. You should be there if you need a place to dance and scream like nobody is watching and just let loose
Elephant Trees are playing the following dates:
19th Feb – supporting Bang Bang Romeo @ 78 Sackville Street, Manchester
28th Feb – supporting Larkins @Brudenell Social, Leeds
3rd Aug – Weightless Festival, Wakefield
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