Sydney post hardcore, all-bullshit band The Elk Collective have announced their debut EP, Big Trouble will see its release on Friday, March 16th. In addition, the band have dropped their new single taken straight from the release with “Moshpittin on your Toenails”.
The spearhead of the outfit is the classic scream/sing combo of Matt’s dirty deliveries versus Dwayne’s clean choruses. But where nostalgia really hits you is the familiarity of a line-up that is essentially two mediocre vocalists trying to cover up their lack of talent with jokes and an amazing drummer (think late 90’s Californian pop punk trios). The band insist that jumping to the breakdowns and belting out the choruses are to blame for the audience being too out of breath to laugh at their jokes.
Despite their all-bullshit demeanour, The Elk Collective is a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stale genre – taking you back to a time where hardcore was fun, a safe and happy place where you trade in your fists and throwdowns for mosh jumping and sing-alongs. Their message is clear – hardcore is fun, hardcore is for everyone. The songs are heavy, catchy and fast, coupled with gritty, raw production. In a scene of bands trying to be the heaviest, most brutal or saturated in layers and effects, it is refreshing to see a real band making real, honest music.
First single off our upcoming EP ‘Big Trouble’ out in March 2018.