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NEWS: elephants and Castles return with ‘125’ single

Indie duo elephants and castles aka Robin Spencer and Chris Anderson have been releasing music since 2013, gaining praise and air play on 6 Music, BBC London and Amazing Radio from Simon Raymonde and Gary Crowley. Originally formed by the Elephant and Castle roundabout in South London 2010, elephants and castles now create via long distance telepathy, email and intercity 125 train journeys.

Now ten years after the release of Fashanu , they have released their 8th single, ‘125‘- arriving at a platform near you today. Speaking of the track Chris said, “125 is a love song for the trainspotters. A warm, feel good, alt-pop hug for those who stand alone with pockets full of magic numbers.

Widescreen and buoyant with a haze of jangling riffs and a lush hook of timeless harmonies. This cinematic track will swirl in your subconscious all day, playing out a glorious melancholic kitchen sink drama, rich with sunshine and fleeting moments of technicolour joy.

Tastemaker and DJ extraordinaire Crowley described hem as “a band I’ve fallen in love with.” Having played on many high profile stages of London music scene, their last outing was a triumphantly intimate set at The Glad pub in Borough just before COVID changed live music. Through the power of the web they created their latest single with the guitars done by Chris in Deptford. He also played drums and bass in a studio in Herts while Robin’s vocals were done in Cornwall and mixed by their good friend Ev Campbell. “It’s just exciting to be making music again” said Chris, “and after music and football – trains is a third love for both of us so it’s only right we should write a song about a train”

Live shows are indeed a rarity for the duo but keep your eyes peeled and get on board for new elephants and castles adventures this Autumn!

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