Stats for this track
In 43 Sets
- 8 Tracks, 28.10
- 20 Tracks, 1.18.14
- 3 Tracks, 10.03
- 11 Tracks, 36.53
- 13 Tracks, 50.43
"Song Of The Day" (Les Inrockuptibles, FR)
“Absolutely magnificent” (Mary Anne Hobbs, XFM, UK)
“How good is that?!” (Greg James, BBC Radio 1)
“Really good!” (Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1)
“Great song, the more you hear that the more you love it” (Gary Crowley, BBC London)
"Completely flooding the ear with waves of oceanic guitars, soothing vocals, drums and lots of airy synths" (Popstache, US)
"An indie pop song whose ambitions are epic and whose scope is grand" (The Blue Walrus, UK)
“War Cry” is the epic statement of intent of a debut single from High Wycombe’s AS ELEPHANTS ARE and the first release on the nascent London based ONCE UPON A TIME SINGLES CLUB.
"War Cry" has already received some significant airplay in the UK including a Playlist on XFM and Amazing Radio where is currently sits in the Top10 of their chart, on Q Radio and with plays from the ever influential Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1 and Gary Crowley at BBC London.
AS ELEPHANTS ARE were formed in 2011 after Ben (vocals/guitar) and Harry (bass) had to collaborate on the writing and recording of music for their college music course. Realising that there was no one else like-minded on the course they recruited an old school friend each in Joe (guitar) and Rob (drums) to complete the recording line up. All four had been music obsessives from a young age but this was the first time they had ever played music with other people who felt the same way. Things gelled immediately…
The band have been bunkered down in their local Studio 91 on the old Greenham Common Airbase near Newbury recording tracks for their debut album and “War Cry” was one of the first tracks to come out of these sessions.
Release/catalogue number: OUATSC1
Release date: Aug 26, 2012