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London, United Kingdom (1993 – present)

Elevate were a short-lived but inventive guitar-based band, formed in London in 1993. They released two albums (Bronzee, 1994 and The Architect, 1996) and several singles on Robin Proper-Sheppard’s Flower Shop Records. Musically, they sit somewhere between The Fall and Slint, while always ploughing their own very particular, and very British, furrow.

Elevate bring out the grimmer aspects of - in comparison to the likes of early Sonic Youth and Girls Against Boys. The band split up in 1997.

Members were Tim Ward (Lord Ward NYC), Graham Miles, Paul Collyer MBE (of Championship Manager fame) and James Elkington (now of The Zincs)

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Elevate is a Canadian contemporary Christian worship band heralding from Briercrest Collage in Caronport, Saskatchewan. Formed in 2004 as part of the school’s ministry training, they released their first CD in December 2004.

The five member band is made up of collage students from Briercrest. As it is a college ministry project, the members from the first CD release have interchanged with new members to keep the music coming. Their third CD was released in Feburary 2007.

There are at least two groups named Elevate, a Norwegian Christian group is also called Elevate.

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  • midwestfaggot

    the architect [1996, flower shop] interior [1997, hep-cat] bronzee [1994, flower shop] the best work in alternative rock

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
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  • DeineScheibe

    Hallo elevate! :-)

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • il-mArCi0

    jesus lizard meet girls against boys

    26 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Lew_Blu

    The Elevate I know is happy hardcore. lol. (As featured on Bonkers 5).

    5 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ChadFromCanada

    Yep, and I regret buying their CD. I shoulda known by the song titles.

    21 May 2008 Reply
  • SilentPoet82

    There also exists a christian worship band that's called Elevate.

    6 Jan 2008 Reply
  • CosyPhil

    Elevate is *not* an electronic group - that's eleVate - blame for not making the differences in case count...

    1 Dec 2007 Reply
  • brownieboy

    er... who are these rems..... elevate is a electronic group .... and also the other group isn't Hardcore music, because Hardcore music isn't shit like them

    21 May 2007 Reply
  • mandy_playbox

    And another one - at least the Elevate that I like isn't hardcore or electronic. And the picture has changed again.

    6 Feb 2007 Reply
  • royal618

    Great... we've got a hardcore band and an electronic artist coming up as the same. :|

    28 Jan 2007 Reply
  • CosyPhil

    Yay! Now it's the correct Elevate!

    8 Sep 2006 Reply

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