Much revered UK alt-rockers Elasea are quickly making new friends and turning heads. The band unleash a sound that boasts hammering riffs, clever phrasing, and webbed vocal lines. Pulling from Lower Than Atlantis, You Me At Six, and Bring Me The Horizon, Elasea are prime to make their mark with the release of their forthcoming EP, Lesson Learnt, out Friday 17th March, and with their new video single Breathe / Lesson Learnt.
Coming at you from Berkshire, and featuring Andy Bradford (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals), Liv Jones (Bass and Vocals), Calum Radmore (Lead Guitar), Ashley Haskell (Drums), and Braydie Haskell (Keys, Synth and Samples), Elasea tug from a range of inspiration and have soaked up their predecessors’ influences before adding their own striking imprint. In doing so, they now dispatch an engrossing sound that is both potent and engulfing.
We manage catch up with guitarist Andy as talked about the upcoming EP, new video, tour and more!
So how pumped are you to be releasing your EP Lesson Learnt?
So pumped! We’re all really happy with how this EP has come out and we just can’t wait for everyone to hear the tracks. Hopefully everyone likes them as much as we do!
Tell us about the EP. What is your favourite song from the release?
I can honestly say I don’t think I have an outright favourite on the EP. We are all so proud of all the tracks and we all love playing them live!
How has Breathe/Lesson Learnt gone down so far?
I think it’s gone down well! We’ve actually been playing Breathe // Lesson Learnt in our live set for a while now and it was one of the songs the crowd seemed to enjoy the most. We’re all very happy with how the video has come out and we have had a lot of positive feedback which is always a good thing.
What’s the music scene like in Berkshire?
We’ve played a lot of shows in the last year all over the UK and there seems to be a much larger music scene up north. The Sanctuary in Basingstoke is where we play most of our home/local shows and the vibe in there is always amazing. The next closest venue is ‘Newbury Corn Exchange’ which is an amazing venue but unfortunately do not run regular gigs.
Are you planned to tour with your new EP?
We have a weekender planned starting on the release day of the EP (17th March) so we will be playing a few shows that weekend. We just try and play as many shows as possible because we love performing Live!
17th March – The Sanctuary, Basingstoke
18th March – Cobblestones, Bridgewater
19th March – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
What has been your proudest moment to date?
Personally, my proudest moment to date was when we won a local battle of the bands competition. We put our all into the performance and practiced so hard to make it perfect. I still remember when we were announced as winners and we all just celebrated with our friends and fans!
If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?
I think for me it would be Bring Me The Horizon. I’ve been a fan for a long time and I’ve heard their music grow and change since the addition of Jordan and they have released banger after banger! It would just be an amazing experience to work with such talented musicians.
How much do your fans mean to you?
Fans are everything. There is no better feeling than when you’re stood on stage, playing a song you wrote and you have people singing along and moving about! It’s just a great feeling that makes you want to work as hard as possible to write songs that not only we like but other people will enjoy.