Electric Pets is a four-piece band hailing from Derby, UK, with Emma Buckley as their singer-songwriter. Their music is a blend of mature dark-pop with a garage rock swagger, drawing influences from the roots of rock n’ roll, including blues, rockabilly, surf rock, motown, and old-school r’n’b. They infuse these timeless elements with a contemporary twist, firmly framing them in a 21st-century styling.
In the Spring of 2022, the band burst onto the UK music scene with four singles and two EPs, released via the Reckless Yes label. They have quickly become a favorite of BBC Introducing, having just recorded a live session for them, and have received air-play from the legendary John Kennedy on his Radio X show ‘Xposure.’ To date, they have garnered over 50,000 plays on Spotify, and physical copies of their two EPs sold out within weeks.
The band’s live performances are also making waves, with their first-ever show at the prestigious Y-Not festival in July, followed by a string of festival appearances, including two of Nottingham’s most beloved venue-based events, ‘Hockley Hustle’ and ‘Beat The Streets.’ They closed out 2022 with their first headline show at London’s Hampstead Arts Centre, performing to a packed house.
‘Elephants Can Swim’ is Electric Pets’ first release of 2023, the first of a series of singles that will take them through to the end of the summer. While their usual label ‘Reckless Yes’ is taking a break in 2023, the band will release material via its singles-based offshoot ‘Surface Noise,’ with plans to release their much-awaited debut album in 2024 via the parent label.
Compared to their previous releases, ‘Elephants Can Swim’ is their most indie rock sounding release yet, drawing comparisons to the fuzzed-out, stripped-down blues of The White Stripes, but with an unforgettable anthem-like pop chorus. Frontwoman and singer-songwriter Emma Buckley explains that the song is about embracing your individuality, accepting that you’ll never please everyone, and taking a risk no matter the outcome, because if elephants can swim, then surely anything is possible.
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Electric Pets: The Derby-Based Band Creating a Buzz with Their Dark-Pop and Garage Rock Sound @RockNews