Introducing Èlan Vital & “Shadow Self”
Èlan Vital – Renee Barrance, Danny Brady, Nikolai Sim [photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay]
Introducing Èlan Vital, Cold-Wave straight from the Southern Ocean. We are thrilled to be releasing their debut album “Shadow Self” very soon.
While Èlan Vital are notionally cold-wave synth-pop, no-one in Dunedin follows any ‘rules’ around genre or style of music. Èlan Vital also incorporate garage-psych keyboards and fuzz bass in the mix to produce something dark, Gothic and danceable which has a beating heart.
They share a member (Danny) with another favourite rule-breaking Dunedin post-punk-electronica band Death And The Maiden, so if you enjoyed their debut you will definitely want to give Èlan Vital’s “Shadow Self” a listen.
Official NZ release date is 24 March but we will be fulfilling pre-orders from 24 February.
Official UK release is a bit later on 12 May (blame Record Store Day in April) but our co-release partners Occultation Recordings
will have it available to their mail-order customers by the start of March.
Band photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay http://www.phoebelysbethk.com/
Here is “Janina” – video by Erica Sklenars, styling by JPALM
And here is the title track used as the soundtrack to JPALM ‘Discordia’ fashion video: