Elasea are beginning to make their mark on the scene with a sound that flaunts hefty riffs and engaging hooks. The band release their brand new EP, Lesson Learnt, on Friday 17th March and we had a chat about their history and plans for 2017…..
What is the full band line-up, who plays what?
Andy Bradford – Rhythm Guitar & Vocals; Liv Jones – Bass & Vocals; Calum Radmore – Lead Guitar; Ashley Haskell – Drums; Braydie Haskell – Keys, Synth & Samples.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
I think after the final addition of our keys player (Braydie) the band felt complete. We have come such a long way with our music and I feel like now we are a lot more mature when it comes down to writing new songs. We’re all best friends, we spend a lot of time together and we all have the same ambitions which makes everything so much easier.
What are your musical influences?
We have a wide variety of influences as all of us listen to different artists. Bring Me The Horizon, You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis to name a few.
How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend?
Andy, Liv and Calum have been playing together for a number of years. Ash joined the band around October time last year and Braydie joined around February time. We all knew each other through mutual friends before being in a band together.
Where have you played or toured? Please name all countries / regions and recognised bands that you have played with.
We have pretty much played all around the UK. We are yet to do a full tour but have done multiple weekenders taking us to cities like Edinburgh, Swansea, London etc. We were lucky enough to play a support slot for Funeral for A Friend at O2 Academy, Oxford which was an incredible experience! We’ve also played with bands such as AllUsOnDrugs, Veridian and Echoic.
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
When writing, we don’t put ourselves into a box or a genre. We have heavier tunes and we have much lighter tracks. We’re willing to try things outside of the comfort zone.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Rock music with a heavy pop influence
Do you have a tour on the horizon?
We are in the process of organising a little something for March 2017! Our diaries are already filling up for next year. You’ll have to keep an eye out on our social media for specific dates.
We have a run of shows booked with Sertraline in Feb 2017 but this hasn’t been announced yet.
Where can we find your social media sites?
We’re on pretty much all Social Media sites but you can check us out on: