ELLEVATOR – “VOICES”
ELLEVATOR EP (2018)
April 12, 2018
Good music seems instantaneous: a decisive rush of expression and dopamine. Hamilton, Ontario’s Ellevator captures that direct hit of immediacy, with a closer listen revealing the meticulous design of their muscular pop songs. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche delivers raw lyricism with quiet power. Her nimble melodies anchor the electric hooks and cinematic timbres Ellevator has refined on countless stages. Their striking debut EP – recorded in Hamilton with Michael Keire (Arkells, The Dirty Nil, Wildlife). Brick by brick, Ellevator has built a reputation as a band to watch and is poised to break new ground in 2018. “Voices” is the third track from the band’s debut EP, out on Arts & Crafts April 20th.
Ellevator is an experimental-pop band from Hamilton, Ontario.
Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche’s nimble, raw lyricism is illuminated by a voice like holy fire: blistering and purifying. Focussed guitar work dances with the hypnotic timbres and soaring melodies of analog synthesizers. Deft lines and dangerous grooves are intoned by a disciplined drum & bass combo. Chaos lurks beneath the surface of Ellevator’s tight motifs and rhythmic trances, erupting into moments of prophetic ecstasy. Their live performances are wild affairs. Brimstone at their heels, Ellevator’s contagious energy turns rooms into reveries.
Ellevator is Mike Boyd, Elliott Gwynne, Nabi Sue Bersche & Tyler Bersche.
Nabi Sue Bersche’s thoughts on the song:
“I always had a pretty firm idea of what the Love Of My Life™ would be like. I had them mapped out completely, down to the rusty old pickup truck and the 5 o’clock shadow. But then they weren’t any of those things. They were late nights on the phone and making out in my parent’s hatchback, they were unexpected and ill-advised and all sorts of tears. But I knew from the start that they were my future. So I guess Voices is a love song.”