Cage The Elephant


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Name, where are you from?
Matt Shultz, from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Describe your style in three words?
Shirt, trousers, shoes.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The Rolling Stones at Lollapalooza, LCD Soundsystem at the same festival were great too.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Well actually one of them I've already played with - when we supported The Rolling Stones, and the other would probably be Iggy Pop.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
So many, Punk, Afro-beat...

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Winston Churchill, I've watched some documentaries about him and he seems like a very interesting character.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
John Fogerty from Creedence Clearwater Revival or Paul Simon from Simon & Garfunkel. They Should be up there with Dylan in terms of songwriting.

Matt Schultz is the enigmatic lead singer of Cage The Elephant. Cage The Elephant recently returned with their fifth studio album 'Social Cues', released by Columbia Records in April 2019, you can purchase or stream it at

You can watch the video for their latest single 'Night Running' below. It's a collaboration with Beck who they will also be touring the US with later this year. Tickets available at

You can also watch the video for recent single 'Ready To Let Go' which was directed by Matt below too.

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