Feb 13, 2012

Painting Elephants: London UK based indie-rock band (E104)

About: Painting Elephants

Painting Elephants: London UK based indie\rock band from E104 of ArenaCast

This is a young and promising London based formation, also consisting of musicians from Sweden, Italy and Northern Ireland. The material that we can hear now is taken from their first demo, but their debut EP already recorded, so we are waiting for a hurricane of emotions from Painting Elephants soon. Their next concert will happen on Feb. 21 at the Café 1001 in London. If you have a chance to be there, do not miss it as it's going to be very, very exciting :)

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
Our main goal is to refine our sound, become a unique rock band that is instantly recognized. We love gigging and in a few years we want to do big festivals, dancing with fans in the mud of Glastonbury and touring the States!

2. Can you name some peculiarities that define the music scene in your town/country?
London is big, and there are lots of everything here. But at the moment the rock scene here is really loud and dirty which is cool.

3. What do you think of episode 104? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
We dug it! Fritz Hammond is hilarious. Lots of rad songs as well, one that stood out was The Kaines, loved the guitars especially. Sounded like early Mew.

4.Is there a story behind your song Lost?
Henrietta, our singer's, story behind Lost:

I was sitting at the piano lost for words, playing around. I had gone through a period of time where I had been doing a lot but nothing seemed to go my way. Being a Christian I started asking a few questions to God and all of a sudden from the depths the words formed: I am Lost, can you find me?
The song in it's babystages was basically only piano and vocals. Then after being introduced to the rest of the band it was re-worked and some pretty genious riffs were added. It's a song of desperation, being lost in a very strange landscape...
I hope that is what comes across as well.

5. Please share your nearest plans. What are you currently working on?
We just recorded our EP "Some Kind of Normal Motion" so getting it up on Spotify and iTunes now. We're gonna record some new songs and re-record some old ones, do gigs in London and hopefully play some festivals this summer! And as always, writing new songs constantly.

Listen to: "Lost" in ArenaCast E104
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