Elephant Stone and their Psychedelic Friends take a trip to the UK
Elephant Stone and their Psychedelic Friends are set to make a return to the UK in anticipation of next years new studio album. Find out more about the tour and the band below:
Spindrift and Brian Jonestown Massacre collaborating frontman, Rishi Dhir, spent the summer playing sitar for The Black Angels (who even named a tune after him) and along the way reached the dizzy heights of treading the same boards as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
The last year has seen Elephant Stone singled out for everything from support roles for Teenage Fanclub to being one of the rare few lucky enough to be brought under the wing of BJM’s Committee To Keep Music Evil.
Elephant Stone is the brainchild of bassist/sitarist Rishi Dhir, a founding member of Montreal pop/psyche veterans the High Dials, and sitar player for basically every outlaw psyche band out there (Black Angels, The Earlies, Hopewell, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Soundtrack of Our Lives).
In 2009, Elephant Stone released their debut album, The Seven Seas. Perfectly melding Rishi's obsession with the perfect pop song and the trippiest raga, The Seven Seas was warmly embraced by the global indie-scene and long listed for the coveted 2009 Polaris Music Prize in Canada. 2010 saw the release of The Glass Box EP, a 5-song suite of inspired power-pop/psyche classics, a supporting slot on the Brian Jonestown Massacre's North American tour, and an inaugural tour of Europe with sold-out dates in London and Berlin.
Oct. 18 The Lexington London, UK
Oct. 19 Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, UK
Oct. 20 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, UK
Oct. 21 The Brickyard Carlisle, UK
Oct. 22 The Bongo Club Edinburgh, UK
Oct. 23 13th Note Cafe Glasgow, UK
Oct. 25 Chameleon Arts Cafe Nottingham, UK
Oct. 26 The Kazimier Liverpool, UK
Oct. 27 Stereo York, UK
Oct. 28 Dulcimer Manchester, UK
The band released a digital single entitled 'Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin' on the 19th September.