• Watch: Elephant – Mirrors

    Just last week we featured ‘Mirrors’ by Dundalk-based artist and multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke AKA Elephant, an effort we called a “Bowie-coloured route with distorted, effect laden guitars, sparkling keys and prominent drums propping up Clarke’s vocals”. The third single to be taken from his forthcoming second album, the song – which is “a pining for youth, mourning its mistakes and trying to recall just when it was that you became so cynical” – has been granted another, wonderfully crafted resonance courtesy of visuals from the videographers over at Farney House. Roll on album number two.

  • Stream: Elephant – Mirrors

    Dundalk-based artist Elephant has shared ‘Mirrors’, the third single to be taken from his forthcoming second album. Following 2015’s promising debut Hypergiant and the subsequent singles ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Waiting Game’, the project, lead by Shane Clarke, continues to move away from its indie-folk origins and ventures further into a more ornate, full-band sound. Where Hypergiant was a feat in atmospheric acoustics and tempered vocals, ‘Stay With Me’ saw Clarke veer down the same R&B infused path as James Vincent McMorrow. ‘Waiting Game’ then, from May of this year, was a full bodied, indie-rock masterstroke complete with a woodwind interlude, chunky guitars and textured vocals. Now,…

  • Stream: Ryan Vail – Mirrors

    Having successfully completed a pledge campaign to ensure the release of his forthcoming debut album, For Every Silence, Derry musician Ryan Vail is streaming one of its highlights, ‘Mirrors’. An all-too-brief, electro-ambient effort recalling the Jon Hopkins at his most reticent, balmy beats and broad washes of synth entangle over the track’s three odd minutes, acting as a bed upon Vail’s spoken omnipresence firmly takes centre-stage. You can still pre-order For Every Silence via Vail’s pledge page here.