Swedish three-piece Hey Elbow have announced details of their new single. Martin will be released on Adrian Recordings on December 8th.
Martin, the follow up to Hey Elbow's debut single Blanca, starts off with thunderous drums, around which an angular building of synths, edgy guitars, hiss and percussion gradually rises. The beautiful and minimalistic singing repeats few times, and small effective variations in the melody let the listener know that no more words are needed.
Hey Elbow is made up of Julia Ringdahl, vocals and guitar, Ellen Petersson, horns and electronics, and drummer, Liam Amner. With a background in jazz and an ear for distortion they create pop music with a big sound.
Hey Elbow will be supporting Alice Boman in UK in December. See full list of dates below:
6th December Whelans, Dublin
7th December The Glad Café, Glasgow
8th December The Castle, Manchester
9th December The Lexington, London
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