Elevant preview Dreamface LP with new single release

Psyche-rock trio Elevant have announced the first single to be taken from their forthcoming Dreamface LP. The visceral ‘Open Heart Surgery’ has been chosen by the Liverpool-based band as the lead-off track ahead of their follow-up album’s official release on the 13th March 2015.

Featuring a psychotic guitar riff, frenzied, guttural vocals from the band’s front-man Michael Edward and a neatly placed flamenco-style breakdown, the track shows the band come good on their promise of heavier and more experimental material than ever before.

Speaking about the band’s decision to release the track and its personal subject matter, Edward said:

“We picked it because it’s short and sweet, and encompasses a lot of our different aspects of our sound. It’s a first person account of my grandmother getting a triple heart bypass in her 80s, and the inherent worries about death that come with it.”

So far, there are only plans for the track to be physically released on the album alongside the other 8 tracks that comprise the band’s sophomore effort. Those keen to get their hands on a copy of the track beforehand will receive a free MP3 download when they pre-order the Dreamface LP via Bandcamp.

‘Open Heart Surgery’ features the full and current Elevant Line Up including: Michael Edward (Guitars/Vocals), Hannah Lodge (Bass Guitar) and Tom Shand (Drums). The track was recorded at Liverpool’s now defunct Western Recording Company. It was engineered by Kyle Western and produced by Michael Edward.

‘Open Heart Surgery’ will be released exclusively on the Dreamface LP as a physical format – out 13th March 2015 via EML records and can be listened to here:

Elevant are currently on UK Tour with dates scheduled through to 4th April 2015 (see below):


Liverpool, The Jacaranda, 16/1

London, Hoxton Underbelly, 31/1

Preston, The Ferret, 6/2

Liverpool, Maguires (supporting Hawk Eyes and God Damn), 12/2

Manchester, The Thirsty Scholar, 19/2

Chester, The Live Rooms, 20/2

Nottingham, Jam Cafe, 6/3

Liverpool, The Lomax, 13/3 (Album Launch Night)

Glasgow, The Buff Club, 20/3

London, Surya, 28/3

Leicester, The Shed, 3/4