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Elba Lane’s new album Destinations is a contemporary twist on 90s rock

Brisbane alt-rockers Elba Lane are back with their sophomore album Destinations, a release that exudes cohesiveness and poignant simplicity. Through driving drums, heavy guitar melodies and intricate vocals, all the elements on this record compliment one another effortlessly.

A follow up from their 2017 debut album, Arctic, the band have fine-tuned their contemporary rock sound through playing numerous live shows, spurring on the creative process.

Brisbane alt-rockers Elba Lane show us how it’s done with their new album Destinations, a brilliant example of nuanced contemporary rock.

Comprised of front-man Mitchell Smith, Kris Griffin on bass and vocals, and Dom Shelly on the drums, the Brissy three-piece deliver a brand of rock that’s simple and to the point. The inspiration for Destinations came from wanting to make a record with songs that make sense in an album context, rather than the somewhat divergent efforts of Arctic.

The album mirrors the intertwining nature of their music, as they explore the classic 90s rock sound of icons such as Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, as well as make space for the band’s own contemporary twist. The release also explores varying techniques such as ranging from the hiss and spit of heavy layered guitars to delay-riddled atmospheric bliss.

The lead single Destination Outer Spaces emphasises the fleeting feeling the entire album exudes, of searching for something else and working for what you really want in life, a timeless message.

Catch Elba Lane at the zoo in Brisbane tonight! Tickets are $15 on the door. More info here.

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April 26, 2019