Milton Keynes based band As Elephants Are are an interesting prospect. On the one hand they have some really solid songs. On the other they sound like they’ve gone out and hand picked elements from other band’s sounds rather than developing their own. WU LYF’s heart-felt warbling, Foals wide-screen theatrics and Peace’s engrossing melodies are all here in diluted approximations of themselves. Lucifer is a good song but it hasn’t given any clear reason why -in a year of great new guitar bands- we should be paying attention to this lot.
Fri 11th Jan – London – Bull & Gate
Wed 23rd Jan – London – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen