We are Dom, James, Jamie and Will. We are secretly scientists and doctors. Elk is our experiment and our cure. We woke up on the side of a forested mountain and realised our lives needed more music (plus, the trees seem to like music). We met again in Durham while we were students, and found we liked the same large mammals, tea, and making music together(first for each other and now for you. We play in London, and sometimes not in London. We've played outside and inside and underground; never on an aeroplane. In another life, in a different guise, we've embarked on two nationwide tours and played at venues such as Manchester Academy 3, the Cavern Club and O2 Academy Liverpool. We have also been featured on Xfm, BBC Introducing, Fresh on the Net and the Manchester Evening News. We take influences from Radiohead, NIN, Japan, Daughter and a whole host of 80s gems. Our new EP is called Specimen and is out now through all major retailers and distributors. Examine it. We await your diagnosis.
"Specimen doesn’t define Elk but rather sets out their stall in terms of skillful musicianship and unbounded innovation. By taking this unorthodox adventure into unmapped soundscapes, Elk have shown they are willing risk-takers and fearless experimentalists who put originality ahead of populism" - Derval Mcloat (Fresh On The Net)