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elephantmemoir18.jpg Local: Elephant Memoirs

Elephant Memoirs like a beard/hoodie combo. They’re also fond of a rollicking chunk of indie rock as evinced by their very excellent No Pressure No Rush EP (out 10 February, fact fans).

Gateshead’s Elephant Memoirs have always drawn deep from the well I like to call “Deeply Interesting Racket” and on their latest EP they’ve added a really nice pop sheen to their sound with tracks such as A Little Metaphor sounding like the Manics with its nicely choppy guitars and melody the size of the Town Moor. And rather like the Manics – or to a lesser extent British Sea Power – they recognise the value of a killer tune that rides atop a roiling sense of drive and purpose. Over the last year and a half the band have played numerous headline shows, as well as various support slots, which has really helped them grow their audience. They’ve also had plenty of airplay on BBC Radio with the redoubtable Tom Robinson being a big fan, personally selecting them for his Fresh On The Net BBC Radio 6 show. They’re launching their new EP at Little Buildings in Ouseburn on Saturday 10 February with able support from Slurs and you can find full details on this, and more, from their Facebook page, below.

Seek: facebook.com/elephantmemoirs