Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Spotlight: Cage The Elephant (26/10/16)


American rock band, Cage The Elephant, returned last year with their fourth studio album 'Tell Me I'm Pretty'. More recently they've released their new single 'Trouble', performed at Reading and Leeds Festival this year, and played alongside Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Biffy Clyro as special guests. Now they've announced a major European tour, Matthew and Brad Shultz, Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor are back!

'Trouble' Review:
Cage The Elephant returned with a bang last year with their album 'Tell Me I'm Pretty' and this year stepping up alongside Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Biffy Clyro at Reading and Leeds was quite some feat. I've always been a big fan of Cage The Elephant, but I think this release has been my favourite to date, it's got a bit of everything, whilst staying true to their trademark sound they've manage to evolve their sound even more than in previous years. 'Trouble' the latest single is no exception, a slower start, reminiscent of their earlier track 'Shake Me Down', which was proven to be a popular track amongst followers and non-followers - everyone's heard of it - and 'Trouble' holds the right potion to follow in it's footsteps. With steady beats and bass underlining steady intricate guitars and almost haunting layered vocals. Matthew's vocals highlight the stunning lyrics in this track, which Cage The Elephant have always been known for bringing to life with their alternative rock sound.
The rest of this release is also incredible, and if you like what you hear below, be sure to have a listen to the other tracks on the album, it feels more intimate than their previous albums and is a real headphones, shut the world out album, enjoy!


See Cage The Elephant Live (2017):
16th Jan: Academy, Dublin, Ireland
17th Jan: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
19th Jan: Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
20th Jan: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
23rd Jan: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
24th Jan: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
27th Jan: Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
29th Jan: Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
30th Jan: Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
31st Jan: Fabrique, Milan, Italy
1st Feb: La Paloma, Nimes, France
3rd Feb: Le Transborder Festival, Lyon, France
4th Feb: Razz 2, Barcelona, Spain
5th Feb: La Riveria, Madrid, Spain
6th Feb: Hard Club, Porto, Portugal

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