Cage The Elephant
In Our Ear
Cage The Elephant release In Our Ear on March 17th 2008 through Relentless. 'In one ear' is a tounge-in cheek riposte to any possible doubters: 'They say the devil is my pal / I do a lot of drugs / The crowd will only like me if they're really f*cking drunk'. Ushered in by a bass line of Herclean proportions, it soon becomes apparent Cage the Elephant don't just want to rock hard, they want to make people dance.
Onstage fights and broken amps being hurled into the audience are just some of the elements likely to occur at a Cage the Elephant show. Most importantly, the staple of all of their live performances is brilliant rock 'n' roll music: as thrillingly aggressive as the Stooges and as anthemic and raw as the Kings of Leon's first LP, coupled with the groove of Rage Against The Machine, this is a band that will remind you why you fell in love with rock 'n' roll.
Led by brothers Matt and Brad Shultz, the band create a real sense of drama, tension and heart-in-mouth thrills with their onstage love-hate relationship. A recent show saw lead singer Matt compliment his brother by launching him across the stage, face first, into the front row barrier: Brad returned the favour with an equally affectionate gobful of spit to his brother's face.
The band are one of the buzz acts in the US going into 2008. This is off the back of their explosive performance at Lollapalooza last summer and some riotous gigs during main tour supports with Queens of the Stone Age and Wolfmother. On the QotSA North American tour last year, Cage won over many of the Queens' fans and struck up a strong rapport with the band during their time together on the road.
Cage then came across the pond to support Foals, The Ravonettes and Wombats on their respective UK Autumn / Winter tours. Some legendary nights were had and friendships struck as Cage proceeded to tear up venues and win many new friends up and down the country.
Cage the Elephant are:
Matt Shultz - Vocals
Brad Shultz - Guitar
Jared Champion - Drums & Percussion
Daniel Tichenor - Bass/Vocals
Lincoln Parish - Lead Guitar