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In the mirror, where his wingspan used to have a long reach..

Spirit Store 15/4/16

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We took some of the new material out for a spin last week to our home town venue, the wonderful Spirit Store.

It was well received and that has really given me a push to get a new song out as soon as possible.

The first single from the sophomore album will be called “Stay With Me”, expected May/June – more details to come.

New art concept for a new Elephant

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I have began writing and demoing songs for the followup album to HyperGiant.

You’ve heard the saying; “the difficult second album”?  Well it very much started out like that.

I was having enormous difficulty getting anything out.  It all sounded the same and I felt I’d already explored it.

I decided I had no more songs on guitar left in me for the moment so I picked up my keyboard and all of a sudden…songs.

They have been coming thick and fast since and I am excited for the first time in quite a while.

Whether they are of any merit or not remains to be seen.

If HyperGiant had a concept or theme it was a coming of age affair.

This new albums concept is pretty clear in my head.  I’m ending things with HyperGiant.  She and I are donzo.

The new album will sound like a breakup record, and it is one.  It is me breaking up with the five year part of my life that was the 1st album.

Don’t get me wrong, I am very proud of it.  I’m proud f the work and how it was received.

I am also very much done with it too.

Art concept designed and created by Táine King – taineking.com

Other Voices Music Trail 2015

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What a weekend at Other Voices 2015!!

We braved Storm Desmond for 6 hours to get there, played to a jam-packed Paul Geaneys and spent the night drunk in the beauty of Dingle.

Elephant plays HyperGiant in Whelans

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Elephants first headline show in Dublin was great.  We played to a packed house!

Elephant is going back to Dingle!

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So pleased to be invited back to the music trail for the 2nd year in a row.  Dingle is a magical place and we can’t wait to play some of the new album down there!

Album launch in the Spirit Store

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We launched the album finally, and what an amazing night it was.  A jam packed house and a beautiful stage design by Team Elephant!  It was also the first show of the new full band.  Introducing, from left to right, Paul Finn on electric guitar, Paul Carolan on drums, Shane O Hanrahan on synths and piano and Paul Mallon on bass.

HyperGiant in the album charts

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Topping Joanna Newsom…couldn’t think of a better place to be!

HyperGiant is finally here!!

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So, after more than three years in the making, Elephants debut album “HyperGiant” is finally released!!

You can get a copy from iTunes or any online store.  It is also available in Classfied Records, Dundalk and Freebord Records, Dublin.

Festival Season 2015

Festival season 2015! Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, HWCH, Castlepalooza, Knockanstockan, Spirit of Folk, Vantastival, Carrick Arts, Another Love Story

Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes, Castlepalooza, Knockanstockan, Vantastival, Spirit Of Folk, Another Love Story, Carrick Arts,

Elephant filming for RTE2′s TwoTube!

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