Élan Vital – Aus/ NZ tour & new video

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Èlan Vital – Renee Barrance, Danny Brady, Nikolai Sim [photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay]

Élan Vital are playing Melbourne, Hobart, Auckland, Whanganui and Wellington in a tour starting late January. They have also shared a new video for “Dreams” from their “Shadow Self” album, featuring the Fabulous Dancing Diamante Cocaine Horse Head

View the video and read the stranger-than-fiction story behind its ‘star’ at Noisey Music.

Tour Dates:

24 Jan: The Yarra – Melbourne w/ V, Luodown & Permission

27 Jan: The Brisbane – Hobart w/ The Pits & Hearts Beach

28 Jan: (Secret House Party) – Hobart w/ All the Weathers

29 Jan: Northcote Social Club – Melbourne w/ Second Sight,

30 Jan: Tom Tom Club – Melbourne w/ Embedded Figures & Hex Waves

31 Jan: Wine Cellar – Auckland w/ E/N/T

1 Feb: Lucky Bar – Whanganui  w/ E/N/T

2-4 Feb: Eyegum’s ‘A Gathering in the Forest’ Festival

7 Feb: Caroline – Wellington w/ E/N/T

The psychedelic, dreamlike dance video for their single ‘Dreams’ was created by regular collaborator and light witch extraordinaire, Erica Sklenars (Lady Lazer Light). It is a playful, fun video featuring a replica of the notorious diamante horse head from New Zealand’s biggest ever cocaine bust.

Inspired by the ridiculous beauty of the object and the comical hubris of the failed drug smuggling operation, Erica created a replica diamante-studded horse head. The diamante horse head has traveled from Winter Solstice dance floors in Dunedin to Wellington house parties and now stars in a DIY video for “Dreams”.

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