Opening with IDKWIWA, The Elephant Trees began Saturday night’s explosive show at Deaf Institute with a high-energy performance, the song started the set with distinguished beats and an oscillating synth pattern, while the dynamic vocal from front-woman Martha took centre stage and gripped the room from the very start.
The band released this song as a series of singles, including Idiot and 2 Seconds, all which feature on their brand new EP, MONACHOPSIS. The EP came out just in time for the start of their UK tour on Friday and is built of six compelling tracks that perfectly capture the essence of the band, combining electro-pop beats with a powerful female vocal- that’s even more profound live.
The venue was full of excitement, both on stage and off, which bounced between the audience and band. Despite a technical difficulty early on in the set, the band carried on- the show must go on, right?– with a swift fix, the guitar kicked in at the perfect moment- just in time for the main hook of the track and was met by cheers from the crowd while the band fully immersed themselves in the performance.
The Manchester-based trio have an animated sound, combining lively pop-infused hooks with infectious electronic rhythms and captivating riffs, creating immense energy on stage, which carried on through the whole performance. The set included every song from the new release, as well as fan-favourite Uncomfortable which is carried by a fierce vocal and anthemic riffs. The band also incorporated new tracks Heroine and Survival, which closed the show.
Catch the band as their tour continues with dates in London, Glasgow and Leeds.