Gazelle Twin

Gazelle Twin

 Brighton, England, GBR
BandEDMAvant-garde

Gazelle Twin is Brighton-based artist and musician Elizabeth Walling. A dark creation, a sprawling invention, or an avant-pop entity; she joins the rich heritage of performers inhabited by Kate Bush and Björk, and latterly by such mould-breaking performers Fever Ray, Austra and Planningtorock.

Biography

Emerging UK artist Gazelle Twin, aka Brighton-based artist and musician Elizabeth Walling, is a dark vision; a mysterious entity; a sprawling neo-gothic audio-visual art piece. Gazelle Twin is the latest to join the rich heritage of female visionaries that includes Kate Bush and Björk, and latterly by such mould-breaking performers Fever Ray, Austra and Planningtorock.

Gazelle Twin's debut album "The Entire City" has received a huge amount of critical praise for an independent release, with five star reviews in both The Guardian (“A stunning debut” ) and The Independent (“The Entire City will haunt you long after listening” ) and coverage in titles such as NME ("A triumph of art-pop splendour"), Q ("a living artwork"), Clash (“A feast for the ears” ), and The Financial Times ("An impressive art-rock soundtrack.. enigmatic and gothic").

Biog:

In Bourbon and Regency times, masked balls were a milieu of liberation, allowing people to shed their own inhibitions the strictures of society, and inhabit different personae for a night. In the 21st century, the same can apply in pop.

Fittingly, biographical details about Gazelle Twin – a shadowy entity who creates unsettlingly beautiful, hypnotically haunting musical Art with a capital 'A' - are scant. The Gazelle Twin is – or, perhaps more accurately, is not – Elizabeth Walling. As a child she was “a bit sensitive, anxious, maybe a bit too reflective”. And for now, that is already quite enough.

Gazelle Twin is a refreshingly discreet, secretive animal in a world where new female starlets no sooner fall off the conveyor belt than clamour to reveal everything about their tedious private lives, even their physiques, in song and interview, photograph and film. “I hate the way,” Walling explains, “that most female artists face a minimum requirement to appear sexually available... not that sex is wrong, but there's so much more to a person isn't there?”

Biography excerpt by Simon Price // More: http://gazelletwin.com/biography.htm

Discography

Albums

2011: The Entire City

Singles

2011: Men Like Gods
2011: I Am Shell, I Am Bone