Drunk Elk 12" Under Neon Lights. Can be purcahsed directly through our label. www.wormwoodgrasshopper.blogspot.com
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Heres a review by David Keenan (www.volcanictongue.com)
"Much anticipated full length LP from VT faves Drunk Elk who come out of
Hobart, Tasmania. The trio use vocals, organs, bass and guitars – no
drums – to navigate the kind of beautiful edge-of-the-world tuneage of
NZ/OZ faves like This Kind Of Punishment, The Garbage And The Flowers,
Builders et al. Vocalist Dave Askew is as distinctive a stylist as
Richard Youngs, Pip Proud or Alastair Galbraith while sounding like
approximately none of them. Tracks vary from slow-motion organ-led
heartbreak to crude DIY avant-folk in a way that is as staggering as
anything by The Scrotum Poles but the overall atmosphere is of late
80s/early 90s underground moves cut with a time-lag/lost in translation
vibe that is hard to put your finger on. Drunk Elk somehow combine
earnest, sad, heart on your sleeve songwriting with a ton of avant
smarts and a crude underground aesthetic that is just totally beguiling.
Heart-stoppingly beautiful, peerlessly inventive to the point that you
keep throwing names at em – Kiwi Animal?! – but none of em stick. Only
wish we could’ve caught these guys live when we were in Tasmania
ourselves. Edition of only 300 copies. Very highly recommended"