Motorace, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Ash
Kris Griffin (bass, vocals) Mitchell Smith (guitar, vocals)
Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana
Brisbane band Elba Lane’s journey began in 2015 with a series of basement jams that rapidly culminated in the release of their ten-track debut album ‘Arctic’ in 2017. Their debut album encapsulated the beginning of a band delving into the dynamics of 90s indie rock with their sound mixing fuzzed out guitars, layered harmonies and a thunderous bass/drum foundation. Reviewed by Music is my Muse: “This album strikes a great balance between heavy and laid-back, emotive and upbeat, grunge and shoegaze. With a wonderful sense of space and natural sounding recording elements, Arctic creates a lovely listening atmosphere and lends itself to a true live sound. There are some stand out musical moments of wailing fuzzy guitar solos, groovy bass licks, funky rock drumming and emotive pop/rock vocals. A must listen for all rock lovers.”
The band have built up a reputation for their live shows which became the momentum to record their second album ‘Destinations’ in the winter of 2018. The first single track off the album ‘Destination Outer Space’ plots a bold new course for the band and sonically paves the way for their new more cohesive and powerful sound. Both the single and upcoming album are firmly situated within 90s rock of Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana as well as rock contemporaries Foo Fighters and QOTSA.
Those who find solace in such 90s influences blended with the power of contemporary rock will enjoy the guitar-infused melodies, driving drums, fuzzy solos and introspective lyrics that Elba Lane provides on their new single ‘Destination Outer Space’ and forthcoming sophomore album ‘Destinations’. The band prescribes to the largely DIY recording attitude of the Near Enough Record label with both albums recorded at By the Living Grace Studios in East Brisbane.
The single ‘Destination Outer Space’ is out on all major digital platforms Friday 18th of January, 2019.