South-West Emo Alt-Rockers, ELESSAR return to the fold and release their new EP, Is This All We Are, on Friday 27th April. Before then, the Brit Tunesmiths release a new track, In All Honesty, which can be streamed via https://youtu.be/wBF6MJsq5pA
Formed in 2016, ELESSAR have already amassed a reputation for delivering energetic and passionate live performances. With a clear focus on touring relentlessly across the UK, the band have shared stages with Boston Manor, Crooks, and Alvarez Kings, and toured with Altered Sky and Speaking in Shadows. In April 2016, the industrious quartet released their debut EP, Reflections, which was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Kids in Glass Houses, Funeral for a Friend, The Blackout). The EP was greeted with much praise from the UK underground and further solidified the foursome’s emerging status.
ELESSAR’s forthcoming sophomore EP, Is This All We Are, truly raises the bar. Produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco), the release promises to elevate the band to new heights. Ricky Powell (Vocals and Guitar) remarks about the EP: “’Is This All We Are’ Is definitely our most personal work to date. We wanted to focus on a record that went deeper emotionally than we have ever gone before, something that people can relate to. I tried to focus the writing around dealing with love and loss a lot more and getting over anxiety and trust issues that thousands of people face every day”. With five slabs of engulfing Emo alt-rock, the EP unites hooky choruses with expansive and inventive guitar lines, framed by muscular rhythm work that will blow the roof off. From their opener and past single, Half Love (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3YAfu-of3U to their new single, In All Honesty (https://youtu.be/wBF6MJsq5pA ), and future single, Saudade, the EP genuinely shows ELESSAR’s unique sound and undeniable ability.