Premiere: As Elephants Are Announce New Single, Stream ‘Youth Blood’ Now

The Buckinghamshire group have also announced details of a show at London’s Birthdays.

As Elephants Are have followed up their debut single ‘War Cry’ with a real statement of intent.

‘Youth Blood’, which joins up with the previously-unveiled free download ‘Lucifer’ to form their new single, is a sinister, fully-realised beast. It appears to extract every inch of immediacy and expansiveness from, say, the latest Maccabees album and applies it to a wholly new, excitable sound that might just go on to soundtrack a hedonistic summer forthcoming.

The four-piece of Robert Waters, Harry Roche, Joe Miller & Ben Stratford had this to say about their new single, out 18th March through Once Upon A Time:

‘Youth Blood’ was recorded at Studio 91 in Newbury which is basically our 2nd home. We just feel really relaxed there and everything comes naturally. Its where we recorded ‘War Cry’ and ‘Lucifer’ which were also written at the same time as ‘Youth Blood’. This was the first bunch of songs we felt confident enough in to get out there.’

The guys play London’s Birthdays on 20th March. In the meantime stream the heady, abrasive new cut in ‘Youth Blood’ below, as premiered on DIY.