The Ivor Novello and Grammy Award-nominated Elderbrook made a flying start to a new stage in his career with his Parlophone debut ‘Sleepwalking’ which is now approaching 2 million streams. It earned across the board support from Radio 1 specialists and Annie Mac, and its airplay was boosted with spins at 1Xtra, 6 Music and Kiss Fresh. The track’s profile continued with a remix from Hot Creations / Paradise / Hot Natured legend Jamie Jones.
Now Elderbrook is set for another big moment with the release of his new track ‘Capricorn’. Blending creative electronica with an immediately insistent pop vocal hook, it’s a track that bursts with character – which is something that’s heightened by Elderbrook’s intriguingly leftfield lyrics. A narrative about a couple’s relationship that’s strained by a women’s obsession with star signs, it takes a playful satirical stab at astrology.
As Elderbrook explains, “She’ll read the paper and say, ‘We’re in trouble today because I’m a Capricorn and you’re a whatever.’ This keeps on happening, so he decides he’s going to get a job so he can write all this stuff and quite sinisterly regain control. I think people can identify with the guy who’s just thinking it’s utter nonsense, but maybe others will identify with her instead.”
Elderbrook’s initial breakthrough came when a track he posted to a modest number of SoundCloud followers went viral, which resulted in him landing a deal with Black Butter Records. Early releases such as ‘Could’ and its parent EP ‘Simmer Down’ resulted in comparisons with the likes of James Blake before he struck out on his own with his independent label Mine Records.
Last year, Elderbrook joined forces with production duo CamelPhat to release “a cool little club record”called ‘Cola’. Fate, however, had different plans when ‘Cola’ was catapulted from the underground and into charts all over the world. It emerged as a surprise nomination for the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, and its success has recently seen Elderbrook and CamelPhat earn an Ivor Novello nomination for Best Contemporary Song. He released his second EP ‘Talking’ last year as ‘Cola’ was breaking big.
Over the course of the last year, Elderbrook has been selling out headline shows all over the globe, as well as completing tours with artists as varied as Rüfüs Du Sol, The Wombats and Bonobo. His solo gigs have included sold-out shows at XOYO and Oval Space in London, as well as The Roxy in L.A. and Baby’s All Right in NYC. He also recently presented a ‘Sleepwalking’ Summer Party at London’s Protein Studios.
Elderbrook will play his biggest American headline shows to date in September, and has just announced details of a major UK and European tour. It includes a 1000 capacity London show at Heaven.
24th – UK, Reading Festival
25th – UK, Leeds Festival
24th – UK, London, Heaven
25th – Ireland, Dublin, The Academy Green Room
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NEW UK AND EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
INCLUDES LONDON’S HEAVEN ON OCTOBER 24TH
“Ridiculously talented.” – MTV UK, Brand New For 2018
“A prodigious talent.” – Clash
“Jon Hopkins-like textural experimentation with brutally simple and insistent melodic hooks.” – Sunday Times