Angela was recorded in between EP sessions at Enfield Studios with producer Steven Watson. It tells the story of two university students who are left stranded when they are ditched on New Years Eve as part of a prank. Angela shows how Forty Elephant Gang can easily flip between indie and Americana maintaining their trademark catchy choruses, fluid musically and picturesque lyrics. The starting new year celebration soundscape gently fades away to a single voice and brilliantly paints pictures in the mind of the listener and adds to the punch of the opening riff..
Should old acquaintance be forgot… not in the case of Angela.
Beautifully simple and borrowing from the well know traditional rhyme, Magpie is everything you need in a modern folk song. Recorded in the same session as Angela, Forty Elephant Gang build on their Americana, folk & blues roots. The songs lyrics hint at a undercurrent of mistrust while the backing builds effortlessly throughout. Subtle mandolin plays against the heavy floor Toms of the drums while the guitars weave magically between the vocal hook.
Magpie provides musical familiarity with a melody that will stay with you long after its 2.50 has flown by. This track is anything but black and white!
Forty Elephant Gang are a rousing, engaging, and intensely innovative three-piece from East London who blend Folk, Americana
and American Blues, with truly classic songwriting.
The band features Andrew White, Sean Mannion and James Bachmann. Since their formation they’ve taken their unique sound to large and varied audiences throughout London and the UK....more