Track Review | Elephants Memoirs – Mug

WHEN: March 2015

IT IS THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD when a brand new band gets in contact. It’s almost like when you’re sat in a bar and an attractive lady comes up to you and says “Oh wow, you are a handsome man and I can tell from all the other side of the bar that you have a good set of morals. Be mine tonight.” Almost, except this is actually happening to me. Elephant Memoirs (awesome band name) are a three piece rock band from Newcastle and this is their first ever release titled Mug. These guys are influenced by the likes of QOTSA, Biffy Clyro and Frank Turner and they bare a sound that is dominated by gritty guitar riffs.

Mug is a track that offers a gritty introduction into the world of Elephant Memoirs. A high tempo riff kicks off the song before making way for a sludge-like riff that excels in the slightly lo-fi production. The trio throw across all kinds of stops and starts throughout the track beneath the Royal Blood-like vocal delivery, and all in all it makes for something that sounds superb. There’s all kinds of variation thrown in for good measure too, allowing this first taste of Elephant Memoirs to be one we’ll never forget. Just like Elephants.

Stream Mug below, and if you find yourself enjoying it then look out for their forthcoming EP which has been given a release date of August this year. Elephant Memoirs have caught our attention with this track, can’t wait to hear where they go from here. For more music reviews, free downloads and conversations check out Exploding Head Syndrome on Facebook and Twitter.

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