Rising Brit Rockers – Hunted By Elephants – Exclusively Talk Influences With Rock ‘N’ Load

Fast rising Brit rockers HUNTED BY ELEPHANTS will reveal their all-consuming new album, Carry On, on Friday 15th January 2021. The rising riff merchants are picking up new fans for their enticing sound. With this in mind, we asked the band to give us six songs that have greatly influenced their sound:

“Led Zeppelin – Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX_wwlIZ6ko

The embodiment of classic rock. Page’s rhythm and lead parts, Plant’s voice and Jones’s subtle low-end bass in the verses. Then, out of nowhere, it hits you with the powerful chorus and typical Bonham rhythm and cymbal crashes. Our songs definitely draw from Led Zeppelin when it comes to taking the listener on an unexpected journey.

Child in Time – Deep Purple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OorZcOzNcgE

It’s where the hard rock scene started along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Astonishing vocals from Ian Gillan that influence generations upon generations – including our singer – and this song alone had a huge impact on the way he sings today!

Queen – I Want it All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rE 

The sheer power of Freddie’s voice and the harmonies of the band’s vocals are a benchmark in the genre. The anticipation building in the vocal intro, the drums and guitar’s first big notes and the outrageous guitar solo all hit you in the chest. It just gets you in the mood to rock. The song is then filled with so many melodic ideas and coupled with the double time section where the drums are slightly swung, it exemplifies everything from the classic rock era that preceded it.

Rival Sons – Pressure and Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1MaDYbECSg

Basically, Rival Sons are currently pioneering the revival of classic rock.

We went to one of their gigs in London last year and seeing the raw performance, the audience hungry for real rock music was like an awakening for us.

We had already released our first album Rise of the Elephant at that point but something clicked when we went to that show, a realisation that rock is still here!

Detroit Rock City – Kiss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZq3i94mSsQ

Pacy, with a swinging rhythm all the way through. Raw guitar tone, funky bass rhythms, harmonised guitar solos and a melodic, dirty chorus. This song has it all from the late 70s hard rock scene. The uncomplicated rhythms and rolling riffs have definitely spilled into our sound.

Aqualung – Jethro Tull

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0jMPI_pUec

That riff… real bad-ass. The piano joining at the end and the staccato notes making way for punchy drum fills – changes what you knew from the intro. The electric and acoustic parts flow together and the vocal melodies get stuck in your head instantly. The double time and solo is an injection of energy. The whole song is a theatrical performance and takes you on a journey.”

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