Elastic Sleep – Bad Machine


We’ve a lot of time for Cork noise-pop wizards Elastic Sleep here at TTA Towers (ok, it’s a singular tower) and never has that been more the case than now, with the release of their rapturous new single, ‘Bad Machine’. Continuing to sound like no other band in the island (at the very least) the Muireann Levis-fronted five-piece the song explores the idea of wilful submission in the face of self destruction, segueing from a hypnagogic groove to full-blown, feedback-drenched ire.

Check out Echo Tree’s tripped-out video for the new single (available as a free download from the band’s Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages) and have a peek at forthcoming Elastic Sleep dates below.

15th – Bello Bar, Dublin w/ Segrasso, the Real Swan Lake + Cloud Culture
18th – the Thirsty Scholar, Waterford w/ We the People
19th – TDC/Triskel, Cork w/ Naoise Roo + Barchester Chronicles

2nd – Pine Lodge, Myrtleville

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