Israel's elephant hive return to australia
A chance underground venue meeting on holiday in Tel Aviv, has led Israeli riff kings ELEPHANT HIVE to now be touring Australia for their second time come July under the steam of new album release 'Buffs'.
Known for their high intensity and highly technical live shows, Elephant Hive have toured all through Israel, Russia and greater Europe, Australia and now Japan, taking part in high profile alternative music festivals in which they are continually hailed as one of the most exciting bands in the world to watch. Tom Bollig (drums) is a monster behind the kit, delving into time signatures and off-beat rhythms that leave the listener dazed and confused.
With less-than-2-minute full tilt musical pieces and outbreaks of energy, the band combines African sounds and rhythms with alternative Indie Punk Rock a la Deerhoof, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool and Autolux to create a Stoner Prog Rock style that must be witnessed.
"Israeli power duo who rock as hard as anyone" SCENESTR
On the back of some solid world touring and a successful 2018 Australian tour including a packed set at annual Blues/Rock/Psych event Mojo Burning, Australian promoter Christian Tryhorn fell in love with the progressive riffage of the band, knowing immediately how well they'd fit into the Australian underground Stoner Rock scene. "Elephant Hive are hands down epic. Not many bands make my jaw drop and weird noises come out of my mouth, but this is one of them. If you dig riffage and tech then make sure you get along to see these guys, they are world class." says Tryhorn.
Discussing Israel’s music scene, Elephant Hive attribute the lack of well known Israeli bands to do the language barrier. “There’s only a handful of Israeli Hebrew-singing acts that tour outside the country on a normal basis. On the other hand, in Israel the scene is quite vibrant with its deeply-rooted punk-rock division, metal kids and stoner rock community that have only started to bloom recently. This has been led by the success of local label Reality Rehab Records”
Elephant Hive's new release 'Buffs' will hit digital platforms this July with an accompanying live video series. Check out their live clip only Youtube channel HERE.
Beats Cartel and Lost Palms Present
ELEPHANT HIVE 'BUFFS' 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Fri July 12 GOLD COAST Vinnies Dive
Sat July 13 BRISBANE Dead of Winter Festival
w Cog, Mammal, Disentomb, Nick Oliveri, Svetlanas and many more
Wed July 17 MELBOURNE Cherry Bar w supports
Thu July 18 MELBOURNE Cherry Bar w supports
Fri July 19 ALDINGA Pepper Tree Cafe w supports
Sat July 20 ADELAIDE Jive Bar w supports
Thu July 25 BUNBURY Prince of Wales w supports FREE
Fri July 26 PERTH Lucy's Love Shack w supports FREE
Sat July 27 SCARBOROUGH Indian Ocean Hotel
w Command A Panda, Black River Ransom and more $15/20
Sun July 28 SYDNEY Frankies Pizza w Lunch and Polymer FREE
"The most interesting promise around these days" - The Listener
"An exceptionally finished squad, dropping tonnage with killer precision that comes on like a fit, groomed mammoth" Orlando Weekly