Hot off their smashing performances at Bluesfest this year, Scottish indie-folk-fusion pioneers Elephant Sessions are excited to announce the release of their sophomore album ‘What Makes You’.
Exploding onto the indie folk scene to unparalleled effect with their last album ‘All We Have Is Now’, the band have since appeared at some of the world’s most notable venues and festivals with audiences crowd surfing their way through the summer, and marquee floors breaking under the weight of bouncing fans.
Two tours to Australia have seen them perform at Bluesfest (which inspired track 6 on the album ‘Tyagarah’), Womadelaide, The National Folk Festival, and Blue Mountains Music Festival, along with packed shows up and down the East Coast.
New album ‘What Makes You’ promises to build on the success of ‘All We Have is Now’ and sees the front line of mandolin and fiddle pushing their limits further, matching the percussive rhythm of drums, bass and guitar, whilst fusing with electronic dance beats. This is traditional music turned on its head, a re-invention of expectation.
Says mandolin player Alasdair Taylor,’What Makes You’ is a musical progression of the journey the band have been on since the last album. We feel like our sound has matured and we’re playing and writing the music that we really want to be playing. Writing and performing the music from this new album has been so much fun so far and we can’t wait to release it for everyone to hear.”
Elephant Sessions will be touring the album worldwide and are planning to hit Australia again in early 2020, with dates likely to be announced in October.
‘What Makes You’ is available for purchase here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/what-makes-you/1459154870