Elephant – Alternative 88 Tour
Limited tickets for an intimate showcase of alternate versions from the album ’88’ by Elephant (full band)
Support from Lemoncello and Somefinn
|Elephant - Alternative 88 - 14th June||€13.50|
‘A bittersweet masterpiece’ ***** 5 Stars – The Irish Times
‘The Dundalk native embraces Eighties-influenced sounds for this quietly dazzling collection’ – Sunday Times
’88 is an album about life itself’ – 9/10, The Last Mixed Tape
‘An Irish masterpiece on so many levels’ – Remy
“Album of the Month” – John Loftus, 8 Radio
Dundalk musician Shane Clarke, a.k.a. Elephant is taking his 2018 album ‘88 on the road again. This time presenting the songs in alternate arrangements, in some cases completely reimagined from the ground up.
The critically acclaimed album focused on a driven dark synth-pop sound, heavily influenced by 80s romantics like Brian Ferry, Tears For Fears etc. These new arrangements take the songs to a different hamlet, focusing on a more ethereal and haunting execution.
The sets are to be performed by the full band who are adopting a more natural musical accompaniment in favour of the aforementioned synth pop sound. Perhaps if these songs had been written at the time of the first Elephant record, ‘HyperGiant’…they might have sounded more like this? I don’t know…but I should, it’s me writing this…Shane….hi mom!