“It’s all quite magically nostalgic.”
WORDS BY ALI GRICE
Eastbourne rockers Elephant Radio effortlessly conjure up feelings of nostalgia and home with new track Let The Good Times Roll. After the boundless success of their debut EP California FM in 2018, plenty of ideas have been brewing in the minds of Freddie, Seb, Liam, Archie and Joe.
The track itself breathes freedom and community, from the bright gang vocals to the airy acoustic swing that underlines the track. There is a noticeable minimalism also, with each instrument carefully mixed and showcased with faultless efficacy. From the delicate synth melodies complementing the guitar solo to Freddie’s raw and heartfelt lyricism, they are brought harmoniously together by the driving acoustic guitar and parading drums. It’s all quite magically nostalgic, as if the song has been circulating on radio stations for years previous and has only now risen to the limelight.
As is the case with creatives and musicians alike, lockdown has allowed us to humour those insatiable creative urges that we had meagre time for before, and Elephant Radio are no exception. The boys have been busy.
If you have a spare moment over lunch, or want to spend your evenings poking your head into someone else’s living room, check out ER’s weekly bedroom gigs and covers over on their socials (linked below). Be sure to check out their newest cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Have You Ever Seen The Rain here – charming wholesome entertainment.
If you hadn’t already got enough of them, you can tune in to some friendly voices to accompany you on your daily exercise by switching over to your local podcast provider and searching IrrElephant Radio, a truly bizarre window into the five-piece’s hilarious antics and in this state of affairs it’s always nice to hear a stranger laugh.
Let The Good Times Roll is seemingly the product of five exceptional musicians who happen to be good mates with a penchant for writing feel good, upbeat tunes. You too can let the good times roll by tuning into a 20 minute set with 2/5ths of the band on Lyle & Scott’s instagram on Wednesday 20th May.
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