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Elephant : Skyscraper

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Fleetwood Mac. ABBA. The White Stripes. Just three examples of why, when it comes to mixing business and pleasure, it isn’t always an unmitigated disaster when things turn sour. Broken relationships can be nasty, but when you’re in a band with your ex and those wounds are still raw, the resulting tension can lead to some pretty explosive pop music and for Elephant – a duo bridging the UK’s North/ South divide – an acrimonious split might just have done the world of good. After a series of acclaimed singles, Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck signed with Memphis Industries in 2010, but personal problems left the future looking uncertain. Thankfully, the pair have managed to rebuild their (professional) relationship to the point where they can work harmoniously together again, and if the huge, Brill Building pop of “Skyscraper” is anything to go by, their much-delayed debut album might just be a Rumours-style exercise in soul-saving catharsis; listen below.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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