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Elephant announce details of debut album 'Sky Swimming'

Elephant, the London duo comprising Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck, can finally reveal details of their debut album.

Set for release on Memphis Industries on April 28th and titled Sky Swimming, the album is a seductive, night time delight of a record, all trilling keyboards, swooping melodies, broken hip hop beats, looped strings and Amelia’s uniquely curved vocals.

Highlights include current single Elusive Youth plus last year’s sensational tracks Skyscraper (a bonafide hit in France) and Shapeshifter, Sky Swimming is a fibrous collection of songs about relationships – their own included, which broke down during the making of the album – hazy memories and twisted dreams.

With the single Elusive Youth unveiled last week on Pitchfork, Elephant have also shared the b-side Statuesque right here.

The album is available for pre-order from the band’s site at www.thisiselephant.com with exclusive “Sky Swimming” T shirt and instant download of Elusive Youth.

Elephant will be playing in Paris 10th April at Point Ephémère, as part of their label’s Paris, Memphis night. Tickets here. UK shows to be announced very soon.

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Memphis Industries night in Paris

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We’ve always loved a little trip over to Paris. So much so we’ve just announced a one off Memphis special there, taking place 10th April at Point Ephémère. Tickets here.

The line up is School of Language, the alter ego of one half of Mercury Prize Nominees Field Music, and who releases his second album Old Fears, on 7th April, Elephant, who will be showcasing songs from their debut album, due Spring 2014, and London electronic crooner Barbarossa, whose Bloodlines album last year was a slow burning wonder.

Tokyo Police Club announce UK Tour

Tokyo Police Club have just announced a UK tour in support of new album Forcefield, due 24 March.

Check out the dates below:

27th March – King Tuts, GlasgowTickets
28th March – Whelans, Dublin Tickets
30th March – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester Tickets
31st March – Cockpit 2, Leeds Tickets
1st April – Scala, London Tickets

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Elephant Share new track Elusive Youth

Ahead of the full reveal on their long awaited debut album, which should be coming early next week, elephant have shared a brand new track on that there website pitchfork. But you don’t have to go to the most visited music site on the planet. You can listen and download right here:

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Milagres Share New Track

The wonderful milagres have just shared a further track from their upcoming, and supremely excellent album violent light. The track in question is Jewelled Cave and it sounds, according to nylon magazine, like “It’s got this David Bowie-esque rock theatricality that’s somehow sexy, dark, and modern, all at the same time.” We think it sounds like this:

Violent light is out in 24th Feb in UK and Europe – preorder from iTunes and get Jewelled Cave and The Letterbomb for free right now

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