Adrian Recordings is going through many changes right now. The label is relocating from Malmö to Stockholm, many new releases are in the pipeline and we have decided to work with a new act.
Artist: Hey Elbow
Label: Adrian Recordings
Official release date: November 26
"Their second effort, ‘Martin’, follows on from a stirring debut ‘Blanca’. And it’s the kind of track that’ll only fail to have an impact if you don’t know your Hey Arse from your Hey Elbow.
It sees Julia Ringdahl and co. blitzing their way through the senses with a formidable wall of sound. Ellen Patterson applies a swarm of chaotic horns, while drummer Liam Amner shifts structures like his life depends on it. Tightly-wound but free-thinking to the extreme, it’s the sound of a band sensing escape and racing to the finish line."
This is the second track to be let loose from Hey Elbow's upcoming future debut album. First track was called "Blanca", here’s "Martin".
Hey Elbow consists 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 weird pop music with a big sound.
Hey Elbow's track "Martin" starts off with massive thunderous drums, around which an angular building of synths, edgy guitars, hiss and percussion gradually rises. The beautiful and minimalistic singing repeats one line eight times, and small effective variations in the melody lets the listener know that no more words are needed. The rest of the singing is wordless, and the cacophony calls it a day the second its mission is done.
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