“Serious” is the word that comes to mind repeatedly when I listen to “Must Be A Mistake”, the new LP by Hiberno-Scottish-German outfit Last Days Of Elvis for, make no mistake, this is serious music. The first thing that strikes you are Andrew Stark’s dark, distinctive and seriously seductive vocals, boy can this guy sing. He’s framed by a seriously talented band. What really sets Last Days Of Elvis apart is the sheer quality of the songwriting, over the nine tracks here it never falters for a second. It’s hard to pick out high points but currently I’m going back again and again to Amateur Hour (sweet keys), Almost Familiar (the kind of twisted lullaby you wish Morrissey could still write, and one of the best songs I’ve heard this year) and False Start with gorgeous guest vocals by Maggie Devlin. If you like your music dark, moody and dissolute then look no further.
The band are doing a UK & Ireland tour – catch them if you can, seriously.
18/08 – Internet Explorer, Berlin/LDOE album launch
23/08 – The Hut, Dublin w/ locals Montauk Hotel
24/08 – McHughs, Belfast
25/08 – Leith Depot, Edinburgh w/ Mondo Fumatore
26/08 – MacSorley’s, Glasgow w/ Mondo Fumatore
27/08 – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
28/08 – Fuel Cafe Bar, Manchester
29/08 – The North Bar, Rhyl
30/08 – Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Cardiff w/ locals Carolines, Charlie Says
31/08 – The Old England, Bristol