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"As Elephants Are - Press Reviews"

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“Absolutely magnificent” (Mary Anne Hobbs, XFM, UK)
“Great song, the more you hear that the more you love it” (Gary Crowley, BBC London 94.9, UK)
“How good is that?!” (Greg James, BBC Radio 1)
“Really good” (Hue Stephens, BBC Radio 1)

“An indie pop song whose ambitions are epic and whose scope is grand” (The Blue Walrus, UK)
“Epic debut” (Kick Kick Snare, UK)
“Completely flooding the ear with waves of oceanic guitars, soothing vocals, drums and lots of airy synths” (Popstache, US)
“Rather brilliant” (ShinyShiny News, UK)
“Can’t wait to hear more from these guys, as I feel they have something pretty special going on” (Handclap Movement, US)
“The indie hit is mystifying and an overall amazing musical experience” (The Gigity, US)
“Sleek pop in the vein of Two Door Cinema Club” (Song of the Day)(Les Inrocks, FR)
“”War Cry” is an atmospheric anthem that will get you through the toughest of days” (Jonk Music, US)
“addictive and enchanting” (Jonk Music, US)

‘Lucifer’ – Premiered on The 405 (09 January 2013)

“A life-affirming capacious sound that reaches heady-heights (…) that may make you want to grab the sky by it’s chin and surf on it for a bit” (The 405, UK)
“As Elephants Are have just stolen my heart! This music is what my dreams sound like!” (Beautiful Buzzz, US)
“Modern UK indie pop sound of dramatic percussion swells, delayed tremolo guitars and vocalist Ben Stratford Bombay Bicycle Club-esque croon” 8,2/10 (Blashblahblahscience, US)
“It’s got a great anthemic feel to it with urgency and amazing catchy hooks” (It’s All Indie, UK)
“Shockingly good” (Handclap Movement, US)
“I am loving this” (Handclap Movement, US)
“And much the same as ‘War Cry’, they pull it off well yet again” (Sounds of Now Music, UK)
“After a stellar first single, ‘War Cry’, As Elephants Are have released another knockout with the track, ‘Lucifer’” (The Peel, US)
“We just have to bow down and accept the magnificence of this track, As Elephants Are, thank you!” Track of the Week (It’s All Indie, UK) - Once Upon A Time Music


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AS ELEPHANTS ARE were formed in High Wycombe in 2011 after Ben (vocals/guitar) and Harry (bass) had to collaborate on the writing and recording of music for their college music course.

Realising that there was no one else like-minded on the course they recruited an old school friend each in Joe (guitar) and Rob (drums) to complete the recording line up. Collectively inspired by the success of bands like Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees, all four had been music obsessives from a young age but this was the first time they had ever played music with other people who felt the same way.

Released on August 26th, 2012, their first single ‘War Cry’ sparked off exhilarated reactions from bloggers and new music fans across England, America and mainland Europe. “Oceanic” and “epic”, “atmospheric” and “explosive” yet “soothing”… are just some of the words that have been used to describe a sound that can more than anything be described as ‘unique’.

“Great song, the more you hear that the more you love it” (Gary Crowley, BBC London 94.9, UK)
“An indie pop song whose ambitions are epic and whose scope is grand” (The Blue Walrus, UK)
“Completely flooding the ear with waves of oceanic guitars, soothing vocals, drums and lots of airy synths” (Popstache, US)
“”War Cry” is an atmospheric anthem that will get you through the toughest of days” (Jonk Music, US)

The band is currently finishing off their anticipated new single, to be released early in early March, 2013.