Pink Elefants Release New Single / Video For ‘Sound Of Violence’

Today, genre-blending duo Pink Elefants are releasing their new single “Sound of Violence” & the accompanying music video. PopWrapped exclusively premiered the single & video, complimenting the duo’s “dynamic and out-of-the-box musicality” that shines through on this release.

“Sound of Violence” is an intoxicating lo-fi number that fuses atmospheric hip-hop production with melodic pop hooks. Speaking on the lyrical inspiration for the song, the band writes, “the observer in the song narrates as if they are in some lavish party in the hills. At first the party seems perfect until you look closely and peel back the layers. As the veneer begins to decay we can all start to see the darkness underneath.” While the song was originally written pre-pandemic, many of the lyrical elements also mirror the way in which the past year has exposed many of the corrupt elements of our world and how being a passive bystander is no longer an option— the veneer has been ripped away and we are having to confront the more sinister truths of society.  

Pink Elefants is the project of long-time friends Finch (Flores) and Illeven (Joshua Matthew). The Maryland-based duo are experts at defying genre norms, often combining hints of old school hip-hop and Top 40 pop elements with their alternative rock backgrounds. The band name was inspired by the “Pink Elephants on Parade” sequence in Disney’s Dumbo (1941) and much like the transformation of the elephants in that scene, the band’s ethos is to be ever-evolving with their sound and the world around them. 

The band made their debut as Pink Elefants in 2019 and have continued to pump out a steady stream of singles since. Pink Elefants’ true passion lies in the creation of the music — “writing together in this group brings back a lot of fun for us,” the duo write. “The limitations are removed and we can just write without worrying too much about all the other hoopla that comes along with being in a musical entity with business-like endeavors. This project is a dream team of passionate and hungry musical virtuosos.” Over this past year, Pink Elefants have launched a nightly Facebook series where they perform a mix of original songs and covers, which has led to a passionate tight-knit fanbase dubbed the ‘Elefam.’ 

Check out the music video for ‘Sound Of Violence’ below.

Ghost Road Festival Announces Lineup

Live music is coming back! We’ve got everything crossed but we have one festival you are going to want to be at this year!

Commencing in November (6th-7th 2021) Ghost Road Fest is a multi city two fay festival with a mission to offer opportunity for the UK’s most exciting up and coming bands, provide mentoring programmes and paid work experience for young people who are interested in a career within the music industry.

The festivals ethos strongly supports inclusivity, creativity, gender equality and opportunities for the young.

The festival will have proportional representation with a hope to stimulate the underground music scene post Covid-19. The two shows will help smaller bands gain a further reach with their music, with a chance to play to a larger and difference audience outside of their hometown, along with national and regional DJ’s performing at the events opening doors for networking for artists, interns and audience members alike.

Ghost Road Fest supports not only up and coming artists but the creatives within the industry to. By offering a mentoring programme and paid work experience, it opens opportunity to young people (aged 18-25) to work within a live music environment at a festival’s inagural year.

This sounds absolutely amazing not just for the music scene but for the creatives as well. It’s all about providing a safe space for music to return to and the inclusivity is definitely fantastic to see!

The plan for the festival is for it to grow every year with the first year offering a mentoring programme and further development for a number of young people who are wanting pursue a career within the music industry and

Here’s the lineup for Ghost Road Fest

6th November 2021 – Kolis, London

The Virginmarys

Riskee And The Ridicule

The Pearl Hearts

Moses

Salvation Jayne

Snayx

Sadness & Complete Disappointment

Charlie Ashcroft

Kelly Chard

7th November 2021 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Bang Bang Romeo

Sheafs

Salvation Jayne

Novustry

Snayx

Sadness & Complete Disappointment

Shell Zenner

Christian Carlisle

Tickets are available via the following link.

And via the following link you’ll find a Spotify playlist of the bands currently announced.

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