The Elsewheres’ brand of technicolour folk-rock champions honest storytelling wrapped in thumpingly raucous arrangements. The 8-piece squad are armed to the teeth with ferocious brass, velvety vocal harmonies and lashings of groove. Held aloft by this monstrous collective, Oliver Northam weaves enthrallingly vulnerable narratives of morose longings, jovial romances, and battles with the blue devil. Delivered with the gruff rasp of an embittered sailor and the warmth of mum’s vegetable stew he has a knack for making every word find its mark. 

10 items on your fantasy rider and why you’ve chosen each one (please be as wild as you like!) 

  • Two bottles of absinthe – Dad and I always reach for the absinthe when we need more than a little loosener so I have a lot of very fond memories with this drink. 
  • 8 tabs of acid – one each or 8 for myself, either way a very promising start to an evening. 
  • A croquembouche – I had one at a wedding when I was a kid and it blew my mind, I’ve been chasing that high ever since. 
  • 16 servings of Torafugu Sashimi (Poisonous Tiger Pufferfish) – Ever since I saw this on the Simpsons I’ve wanted to try it someday.
  • Noel Fielding’s Costume Designer – I need that glitter fit from The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz
  • The air from Peter Dutton’s tyres – lunatics shouldn’t drive (cars or countries)  
  • Spicy Karaage made from the breast of the Duolingo Owl – that fucking bird is still sending me emails!
  • Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura – Someone needs to trip sit, and who knows maybe 8 tabs of acid is the key to being a wizard at chess. 
  • An Existentialist Telepathic Goat – We need answers, the questions for which only such a goat could provide. Also, our lawn mower broke last week. 
  • A Miniature Diplodocus with an Encyclopedic Knowledge of Early 19th Century Romanticism – Cute, knowledgeable, and you could feed the little guy for a year with just one caesar salad.
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Check out their new single Run Away With Me here

Check out the fantastic music video to Run Away With Me here

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