Matt Stevens to release ‘Archive’ via Bad Elephant Music

Photograph by Ken Ansted © 2014

Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a new CD from acclaimed guitarist and composer Matt Stevens.

Entitled Archive, the album comprises a live set recorded in 2014, together with rarities, some of which are available on CD for the first time with this release. The live cuts are taken from all of Matt’s four solo releases, and are very different in presentation to the studio versions.

Says Matt: “This represents the end of my solo career for now, you need to know when to quit and after playing some amazing gigs with Steve Rothery, Jon Gomm, Nick Harper and many others I feel I’ve taken the solo guitar format as far as I can...

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Paradigm Shift sign to BEM; announce album


Bad Elephant Music is proud to announce the signing of their latest band: London-based progressive quartet Paradigm Shift!

Originating as a two-person project in 2007 and soon growing into a fully-fledged band, Paradigm Shift combines a diverse range of influences, from metal to electronica, to create a distinctive and wholly British sound: heavy yet precise, with a strong political edge that comes through especially powerfully on their upcoming first album, Becoming Aware, mixed by Rob Aubrey, who has worked with Spock’s Beard, IQ, Big Big Train and many others, and mastered by TesseracT’s Acle Kahney.

Singer and keyboardist Ben Revens says: “BEM seem like one of the rare few labels who really are ‘for the artist’, and we can’t think of a better platform from which to release our...

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Jack Arthurs – Treasure House released today


Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that Treasure House, the new album from renowned singer/songwriter Jack Arthurs, is released today.

With Treasure House, Jack draws from a deep well of poignant and reflective experiences to deliver a delightful collection of acoustic tracks that come straight from his heart and are like a breath of fresh air. He is tremendously excited to bring these stripped back, uplifting songs to life.

Just one man and his guitar, Jack has written ten insightful and moving tracks that, together with his haunting vocals, lead you on a captivating musical journey into the depths of his soul. The superb cover and artwork (provided by Martin Matthews and Thomas Bewick) only add to this bewitching experience.

Treasure House has already received some glowing revi...

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An Evening with Bad Elephant Music

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Saturday 13th February 2016

Boston Music Room, London N19

Ticket only – £22.00 available from Seetickets
Ticket and Awake & Dreaming album bundle – £30.00 available from Bad Elephant Music

BEM in association with the House of Progression and Prog Magazine is proud to present ‘An Evening of Bad Elephant Music’ on Saturday 13th February 2016, at the Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park, London.

The evening will see performances from four of BEM’s family of artists and bands – The GiftTwice BittenTom Slatter, jh and We Are Kin.

With their powerful and hypnotic songwriting, The Gift are supreme purveyors of the storytelling art and the perfect band to headline this event. The band will be staging a performance of their classic first album, Awake and Dreaming...

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Christmas sampler

2016 is going to be a bumper year for Bad Elephant Music – and to whet your appetite for what’s to come here’s a sample of our first seven releases for the New Year, featuring Jack Arthurs, The Rube Goldberg Machine, Mothertongue, Konchordat, Matthew Parmenter, N.y.X and Mike Kershaw.

A very merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Bad Elephant Music!

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Konchordat joins the BEM family.


We’re delighted to announce that London progressive heavy rock band Konchordat is the latest addition to the Bad Elephant Music family.

Hailing from Southeast London, this four-piece produces music that is epic with an emotional heart, fused with a driving rock edge. Majestic and grandiose, ‘Powerprog’ sums up their intensely focused sound perfectly.

The band’s third studio album Rise to the Order sees them refresh their signature prog-rock pomp with an injection of fresh, contemporary heavy rock, and what they deliver is provocative and exciting.

Steve Cork (Konchordat): “We’re very excited about joining the BEM roster...

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Mothertongue signs to Bad Elephant Music!


We’re delighted to announce that Manchester six-piece band Mothertongue has joined the Bad Elephant Music family!

An inspirational, progressive-pop melting pot with touches of punk and ska thrown in for good measure, Mothertongue defies any form of categorisation. Infectious and fun, the band’s stated influences include anything from science fiction to imaginary numbers, oh, and dinosaurs, mustn’t forget the Dinosaurs….

With its incisive, intelligent lyrics and first-class musicianship, the band’s debut album Unsongs is unlike anything you will have heard in recent years. The music will lead you on a roller-coaster journey of acid jazz inventiveness that’s a big heap of noisy and light and also includes a lot of brass because everyone likes brass, right?

John Simms (Mothertongue...

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BEM signs N.y.X


Bad Elephant Music is excited to announce the addition of Italian art-rock/progressive outfit N.y.X to its thriving roster of diverse acts.

The multi-instrumental trio is joined by a number of impressive guest artists to build on the signature sound of a power trio enhanced by electronic percussions, synthesizers and effects. The News, the band’s second full-length album, is a concept piece that focuses on electronica while maintaining a singular iconoclastic and progressive approach.

From the Court of the Crimson King, Adrian Belew and Trey Gunn add their matchless genius to the tracks A Sarcastic Portrait and The Daily Dark Delirium respectively, and enhance this conceptual tale, one that is inspired by reality and a sort of caustic detachment, a protagonist in a psychological crisis ...

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Matthew Parmenter joins The Elephants!


Bad Elephant Music is proud to announce the signing of Matthew Parmenter, vocalist/keyboard player and main writer with cult US progressive band Discipline, to its burgeoning stable of well-respected artists.

Matthew’s third solo album All Our Yesterdays is a stunning piece of work, best experienced as a single, all-encompassing musical odyssey. Each track can be taken on its own individual merit but the full, immersive effect is most evident when they’re all heard in succession. The listener is transported on an allegorical journey and emerges transformed at the close of the album.

Apart from four tracks on which Paul Dzendzel appears on drums, Matthew sings and plays all the instruments – yet the album still has the feel of a full rock band.

Matthew Parmenter: “Thanks to the infamou...

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The Rube Goldberg Machine joins BEM.


Bad Elephant Music is thrilled to announce the addition of London based Progressive Rock band The Rube Goldberg Machine to its diverse roster of artists.

Fuelled by an insatiable desire to create music, Elliot Coombes, Jordan Brown and Dan Bowles came together through a chain reaction of cause and effect, to create diverse, dynamic and exciting songs based on Elliot’s politically and environmentally conscious lyrics and complemented by Jordan’s views on the nature of relationships.

The band’s debut album Fragile Times is a product of two years of fleshing out ideas – after all, as with any other machine, every piece has to be perfectly engineered.

 The Rube Goldberg Machine’s Jordan Brown: “We are absolutely delighted, proud and honoured to be working with Bad Elephant Music, the Enf...

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