LIVE REVIEW: As Elephants Are + Pixel Fix @ The Joiners – Southampton (27.10.14)

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/06/as-elephants-are-pixel-fix-the-joiners-southampton/

Support for tonight’s show came from Oxford four-piece Pixel Fix. On record they sound quite soft and serene but what they did on stage elevated their sound into something that not only pulses through the body, but pounds right through to the bone. On top of this, the energy they put into the playing of their instruments, from melodic shredding of guitars to kicking the bass drum through your skull, made for an enticing spectacle to behold. Even at their most static points there was just a buzz about the room that really set the tone for As Elephants Are. Continue reading “LIVE REVIEW: As Elephants Are + Pixel Fix @ The Joiners – Southampton (27.10.14)”

SINGLE REVIEW: As Elephants Are – Crown

Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/02/noise-of-the-week-021114/

Striking in with a funky guitar riff that coincides perfectly with the smooth vocal pattern, ‘Crown’ is yet another heavily infectious indie-pop track from As Elephants Are. In comparison to previous tracks this latest effort is one of their most guitar-driven, with it building up to a greater energy throughout as it grows that little bit more erratic. This, paired with vocals that become more drenched in emotion as the song goes on, makes this one of the band’s biggest tracks so far. It’s catchy, layered in a coat of euphoria, and it sets the bar high for their upcoming EP of the same name.