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WINNERS 2017 BBC SCOTS TRAD AWARDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR. FINALISTS BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS – BEST BAND 2018.
2017 was a a remarkable year for Elephant Sessions. The band who hail from the Highlands of Scotland and who met at the Newcastle University folk degree have exploded onto the indie folk scene with unparalleled effect.
The release of their album All We Have is Now in June of this year, was followed by live appearances at some of Europe’s most notable festivals. Audiences crowd surfed their way through the summer and marquee floors broke under the weight of bouncing fans.
The Mercury nominated Alt J, along with BBC Radio 6 found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk. Reviews from Rolling Stone magazine sat alongside folk magazine coverage. Radio features accompanied documentaries and highlights shows on television stations.
Charting in the French download charts and selling bucket loads across Europe All We Have is Now has firmly established this band as completely unique.
Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation.
Closing the year with sell out shows across the UK, the band won album of the year at the BBC Scotland Trad awards.
2018 promises to be no different and opening the year with a show at the world renowned Celtic Connections festival, the band then headed over to Australia in March for what a debut tour of some of the nations most respected festivals.
In April 2018 they were finalists at the UK wide BBC Radio 2 Folk awards and on June the 13th were announced as the first ever Belhaven Bursary awardees for innovation in music. The bursary matches the Mercury Music prize in the amount of £25,000 and has been awarded to help them further their careers.
Alongside this the Brewery have brewed an Elephant Sessions ale, which can be found along with the band at numerous festivals throughout the UK this summer.
“The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés… We love them” Rolling Stone magazine