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Good music seems instantaneous: a decisive rush of expression and dopamine. Hamilton’s Ellevator capture that direct hit of immediacy, with a closer listen revealing the meticulous design of their muscular pop songs. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche delivers raw lyricism with quiet power. Her nimble melodies anchor the electric hooks and cinematic timbres Ellevator has refined on countless stages.
Today, the band is revealing the details of their new EP and sharing another cut from the collection. Recorded with Michael Keire (Arkells, The Dirty Nil, Wildlife), the self-titled Ellevator EP is set for release on April 20 via Arts & Crafts.
About EP track “Hounds”, Bersche explains, “Most nights I dream I’m being chased. I don’t know what this is a manifestation of, only that it started when I was a little kid, and it began as wolves or wild dogs that pursued me. Those hounds bite at my heels and keep me from stopping and asking for help. Their howls whistle through my head and deafen me to the voices of people who also need help. It’s all consuming. This song is an acknowledgement that we need each other to survive. There’s safety in numbers. We’ve seen how ‘every man for himself’ turns out, and we need to do better.”
Recently the band stopped by the Strombo Show and performed singles "New Survival" and "St. Cecilia", along with a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)". (Interview audio and performances begin at 2:26:43 here.)
This March, Ellevator will take to the road with tour dates across Canada supporting Matt Good and Our Lady Peace. In June, the band will perform at home in Hamilton at The Rally presented by Arkells. Full tour dates can be found below.
Formerly known as The Medicine Hat, Ellevator is Mike Boyd, Elliott Gwynne, Nabi Sue Bersche, and Tyler Bersche.
ELLEVATOR EP ARTWORK // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
ELLEVATOR EP TRACKLIST
01 New Survival
02 St. Cecillia
03 Struggle / Lust
ELLEVATOR TOUR DATES
Mar 12-15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 16 - Toronto, ON - Rebel *
Mar 20 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre *
Mar 21 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre *
Mar 23 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Centre *
Mar 24 - Cranbrook, AB - Western Financial Place *
Mar 26 - Edmonton, AB - Jubilee *
Mar 27 - Edmonton, AB - Jubliee *
Mar 28 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre *
Mar 30 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place *
Mar 31 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre *
Jun 23 - Hamilton, ON - Tim Hortons Field (The Rally w/ Arkells)
* w/Matt Good and Our Lady Peace
For this tour Matt Good and Our Lady Peace have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support War Child and their work with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. For more details on Plus 1 go to plus1.org and for more on War Child Canada go to warchild.ca.