Élan Vital are about to embark on their first NZ tour, in support of their debut album “Shadow Self”. You can find out more about the album in an informative interview with the band on Under the Radar.
UK mail-order specialists Norman Records summed up the appeal of “Shadow Self” succinctly: “The trio pull off a fine thing in taking the rich organ sounds of vintage days and applying their textures to the structures of synth-pop. Yum yum! Shadow Self is moody and dance-able dream-pop to lose your head in.”
NZ TOUR DATES –
None Gallery with Strange Harvest and Pesk
Caroline with Earth Tongue and Ë ‘ ñ , T
The Wine Cellar with Peach Milk and The Pleasure Majenta
Audiofoundation with File Folder
New City Hotel with Dog Power and Ov Pain
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” on 24 March 2017 (NZ).
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
have it available to their mail-order customers from March. It is also available on iTunes
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: