The Elephant Trees are an indie infused alternative rock quartet, who, over their short time as a band (less than 4 years) have captivated audiences all around the country, their sound changing as they grow to a more musically sophisticated synth-infused tone, as present in their latest release 4100, which came out earlier this month.

The four-piece have been very busy this past few months, developing their sound even more and building foundations for what’s to come in 2019.

We had the opportunity to get a little inside look on what the Manchester group have been upto:

Introduce yourselves… We are The Elephant Trees, Martha is the singer, writer, keys and rhythm guitar, Sam is lead guitar and general dude holding the ship together.

How did you meet and come to form a band? In high school, I had to start a leadership project and so started a band with Sam. It was only supposed to last a couple of months but here we are a couple years later.

Describe your sound in as few words possible. Depressed kids disco party.

What have you been up to over the past few months? Writing, writing, writing – we have so much exciting stuff to realise this year.

What’s do you consider to be your greatest achievement so far? We absolutely loved playing the Royal Albert Hall in November, that was one of those ‘pinch me’ moments.

What are your plans for the coming months? Well we can’t wait to release the stuff we’ve been working on, and just get on with more writing. We’re in an exciting place right now in our writing so watch this space for more releases.

Is there anywhere you look for inspiration? Other artists, social media, the news. I want our songs to talk about real stuff that’s happening right now, stuff that needs to be talked about.

What’s your anthem track? Controversy – Prince.

 Who are the top 3 up and coming artists you’d recommend? Low Island, King Princess and Loyle Carner.

 You can next find the band in Manchester at Jimmys on 27 March supporting Orchards, they also have some more dates to be announced so keep a look out.

Liv X

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