The single Mother Said, debuted recently in an intimate performance at The Grace Darling, is the latest release off their upcoming EP, which is due for release next year.
The fresh faced, but wide-eyed four-piece is made up the sultry sounds of vocalist Kate McMahon, smooth and jazz-infused drumming from Stu Hazelman, grooving bass from Tom Fraser and calming keys from Michael Mazziotta.
“The song is about trying really hard to do the right thing in terms of keeping up appearances, and about how that never really makes you happy,” says McMahon.
The group met whilst studying music performance at NMIT in Fairfield, and believe that the band should not be simply thrown in a genre.
“We’ve been described as indie-folk, electronic pop, and progressive pop. But why be defined as a genre? We play music, and it is not confined.”
With their goals set as an internationally renowned music act, the band states their “ultimate goal would be to tour internationally. For the music to take us places, and for it to propel itself. Musically, though, it would be to always keep growing. We would hate to stay stagnant.” I guess you could say the group have their Elephant *Eyes* on the prize! (You guys can keep that one…EP name perhaps? Doubtful.)
Having spent most of their time playing around the North of Melbourne, the band seems to be building up momentum after playing at Moomba. The band also won a busking competition to play at the Snowy Mountains of Music Festival which will be the bands furthest gig from home so far.
With a refreshing and soothing sound, loaded with beautiful melodies and vocals that carry the emotionally potent songs, Elephant Eyes are a group to watch, and be sure to expect big things from them in their career.
For more information visit the band’s website: http://elephanteyes.net