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Elephant to release new album ’88’ this Friday with Spirit Store show that night

Elephant to release new album ’88’ this Friday with Spirit Store show that night

Local act Elephant will release his second album ’88’ this Friday.

To mark the occasion there will be a launch night in The Spirit Store on Friday night with support from Montauk Hotel.

Elephant, the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke has taken a turn to a darker alternative-pop sound with his new album.

Coupled by his love of the 80’s new romantics and an aversion to complacency, Shane and producer Joseph Edwards have produced a genre spanning, hour long concept album about a man who travels back in time to all the most important conversations of his past.  And, as the fly on the wall, asks the question…what if I had done things differently?

Elephant and his band will be hitting the road late summer to showcase the new album with a greater focus than ever on musicality, playing alternate versions of early Elephant songs to keep the set fresh and vital.  The album, a 180gram double disc gatefold sleeve record, will be available for sale at each show thanks to the amazing fans that crowd-funded the records pressing.   Without their support, the album would remain stuck in the clouds with all the selfies and kitten videos.

Doors open for Friday’s show at The Spirit Store at 8pm with tickets priced €10 now on sale from the venue, McAteer’s The Food House on Clanbrassil Street or online at www.spiritstore.ie

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