Previously nominated for both a Grammy and an Ivor Novello for his CamelPhat collab ‘Cola’, Elderbrook has switched the focus back to his skills as a purveyor of innovative dance blended with leftfield pop. His recent tracks ‘Sleepwalking’ and ‘Capricorn’ are now approaching 10 million streams, while support has included airplay from airplay from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Diplo and MistaJam. His credentials have been further underlined by a dream list of remixers in the shape of Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones and Skream.
Now Elderbrook continues his upwards momentum by sharing his new EP ‘Old Friend’. The title track (and new single) finds Elderbrook focusing on the immediately addictive element of his sound, with an insistent melody and his charismatically delivered lyrics making for an infectious leftfield pop track. It’s supported by his production, which builds layers of sound until it reaches a thumping crescendo.
“‘Old Friend’ is a more upbeat song about seeing and being around people you used to know,” says Elderbrook. “The lyrics are about how, when that happens, you get pulled back into old habits you thought you left behind.”
In addition to ‘Old Friend’, ‘Sleepwalking’ and ‘Capricorn’, the EP is completed by another track ‘Bird Song’, which he wrote with the mercurial producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, whose talents have been called upon by, Disclosure and Damon Albarn.
Elderbrook’s infectious, high energy one-man live show has been winning over new fans all over the world throughout the course of 2018. He’s completed tours as guests to Rüfüs Du Sol, Jungle and Bonobo, while his headline shows have grown in scale in both the UK and US – most recently with a sold-out London show at Heaven. His first show of 2019 will be at Europe’s leading new music showcase festival ESNS.