Oxfordshire label, Vacuous Pop has a history of providing bands and artists with their first steps in the dog eat dog world that is the music industry. New signings Elephants, hope that they are set to follow in the footsteps of Youthmovies, the now sadly defunct Help She Can’t Swim and members of The Edmund Fitzgerald and Diego Garcia who have gone on to greater success with Foals and Fuck Buttons respectively.
The four piece from Folkestone, Kent comprises of a mix of old and new friends; Owen (guitar, vocals, keys), Dean (bass, vocals), Tom (guitar) and George (drums). Let’s hand over to Owen to explain the origins of their unusual name. “We were asking friends to suggest names to help us out and someone said, ‘Why don’t you have a name that is opposite to Arctic Monkeys and call yourselves Desert Elephants!’ We thought that was a ridiculous name but we liked the name Elephants, and it stuck.”