At the core of the band are the Malone brothers, Pat and Tom who construct songs that are equally as melodic as they are whacky. Sharp guitars, highly driven bass lines and synthesizers are their tools and combined with lyricist Pat’s love for comedy and horror, much like his heroes Leonard Cohen and Bukowski, ADAM & ELVIS deliver great blend of fast paced, thought provoking and ultimately catchy music.
The live shows combine a love for delectable walls of sound and a natural primitive punk energy. Live highlights so far have included supporting 60 legends The Zombies, Splashh, The Correspondents, playing three separate sets at Y-Not Festival and several shows for BBC introducing Berkshire as well as many other shows around the south of England.
Latest single: ‘Didcot Parkway or Rome’ is an alternative love song celebrating the irrelevance of location when your “loved up”, whilst still being unable to unchain yourself from the decay of time that afflicts everything. The song has been championed by BBC Berkshire’s Linda Serck and the video can be found on their Youtube page.
In recent interviews with ‘AltReading’ and the BBC the band have stated they will be releasing 1 full length album every year for the next decade. The first of which is set to be released through their own DIY label ‘Freak Power in 2016.
‘Local favourites Adam & Elvis brought their style of cheeky Britpop and were strong contenders for best lyric of the day with their wise words of “If life gives you lemons, then make gin and tonic”.
Louder than War
“Best new thing we have heard from a local band for a while.Sort of Syd B Pink Floyd, crossed with Suede and even a hint of World of Twist.”
“ These guys were just oozing with a fantastic relaxed confidence, love the cheekiness of it, nice simple subject matter but with a really punchy catchy chorus. I thought it was a really good piece of Britpop.”
BBC Berkshire Panel
‘Their music has this upbeat feel that could surround a room, however the topics of the songs and lyrics are sometimes dark, which gives an interesting contrast. The best example of this would be found in their song ‘Beheaded’, as it laden with riffs and upbeat vocals, but it’s dark subject.
Their songs have a humour to them, but it must be taken seriously, as the musical work behind the songs is admirable and complex.’
Words for Music
‘They kept up the fast paced tempo throughout, rattling through the songs with bare minimum crowd interaction. The band have been together for a long time and their tightness is clear to see – it helps them exude a certain confidence which is a key factor to keeping the audience’s attention.’