Elephant Castle

City: Los Angeles
Country: California, USA
Genre: Indie
Styles: Indie Rock, Retro, Synthesizer, Alternative Rock, Psych-Rock
on hashbrandnew.com since October 24, 2021

Elephant Castle - the retro-inspired indie rock project from Los Angeles-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Phil Danyew, formed in late 2019. The first single, “Cool To Be Unhappy,” was released on March 27, 2020 with warm welcome. A fresh take on the break-up ballad, Rolling Stone called the track a "roll-around-in-your-underwear-while-the-sun-seeps-through-the-window song.”

Elephant Castle released four subsequent singles with enthusiastic buzz and is back for their second release of 2021. Swimming with summery optimism, “French Food” is a cheeky daydream about fine dining after living in isolation for a year.

Raised in Oceanside, CA, Danyew has been writing and recording music since age 12 after stealing his father’s tape recorder. Growing up listening to 50s and 60s oldies, Elephant Castle is a response to these early influences combined with a love for vintage synths, layered vocals, the dreamy sounds of tape saturation and analog gear.

Danyew spent six years as a touring member of the band Foster the People. He left at the beginning of 2020 to pursue his own music.

Source [Spotify]


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