Elephant Talk were a pleasingly punky Goth band that appeared out of Cornwall. This last bit surprised me a bit since thanks to my entire knowledge of Cornwall having been gleaned from Ripping Yarns, I naturally understood it to be populated entirely by pirates, smugglers and eccentric innkeepers.
The band seem to have taken their name from a single by Prog rock gods King Crimson (EG, 1981) and several other bands have since followed suit, making research into Elephant Talk ever so slightly awkward.
I've thought long and hard trying to work out just what this reminds me of, and eventually came to the conclusion of a cross between Joy Division and Bauhaus with Gavin Friday on vocals might come close. But decide for yourself.
Ask (For some inexplicable reason Youtube wrongly calls this song “Alive”)
After this it’s all over as various members, like opening a sack of cats, explode in all directions, forming numerous new bands and projects.
Short and sweet, just like this post really.
- Burning Halo
Line Up: Ross Reid (vocals), Matthew Watts (guitar), Adam (bass), Andy Copelin (drums)