Elias

Stockhlom

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Describe your style in three words?
Casual, Experimental, Fun.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever?
I saw Antony and the Johnsons when I was sixteen or something at a music festival in Stockholm called Music and Arts'. It really was a gamechanger. I remember he made a speech for half an hour about the sky and stars - and I was really blown away by his music and voice.

If you could be on the line up with any band in history?
David Bowie - Just because I grew up with his music and it would be insane. There is an instrumental track of his I'm obsessed with at the moment - 'Pallas Athena'. I listen to it every morning when I wake up.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
When I was a kid, there was a lot of Emo around me, but I don't know really. When I was a teenager, everybody was their own individual in a way, with their own style, rather than fit into any subculture.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
John Lennon - I just want to hear him talk about stuff.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I was playing at Slottsfjell in Norway, and it was really beautiful because a lot of people started singing along, and that was the first time that had happened to me.

Your greatest hero or heroine in music?
There are so many that deserve more praise - Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Little Dragon. They definitely deserved wider recognition. 


Swedish electronic musician, Elias brings together the unusually paired influences of protest songs and dance music culture in his latest track 'Tearing Down The Walls'. Elias' debut LP 'Entwined' is out now.

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