There are two bands called Relevant Elephant:
1.Relevant Elephant started out life as a five piece funk-pop band, hailing from Leicester, United Kingdom in 1991. One of their earliest releases Boogieland can be found on the compilation CD LE 1, released by Trashcan Records, which was widely received throughout the East Midlands via CLAG magazine in 1993. Over time, Relevant Elephant evolved into an eclectic, purely British hip hop act with soundtrack and wider influences to their music.
In November 1997 they were spotted on the other side of the water by Bomb Hip Hop Records (San Francisco) USA, with their debut demo single Roughed Up which was due for release in 1998 on the compilation album Contents Under Pressure. However the US audience found it difficult to contemplate the new sound coming out of the UK and the Relevant Elephant sound was not universally appreciated. Both Bomb Hip Hop and Relevant Elephant reluctantly had to admit defeat and the single was dropped from the promo and subsequently Bomb Hip Hop released 'Contents Under Pressure' Elephant free in the summer of 1999.
During the summer of 2002 the 'One Eight Three' label invited the band to contribute a track to an Australian compilation release Kingz of Steel, with the Relevant Elephant track Predictable Beats proving to be a very popular element of this energetic mix of hardened professionals and first time vinyl acts.
X-Wide P (Phil Hackett - Industrie, My Heads Gonna Blow Up) Lord Biggs (Neal Cooper - Raising Cane) are the main collaborators with regular support from DJ Mr King (Courtney King - Zen Masters, Dread Eye Knight) and Sugar Free (Sean Richardson) on percussion.
Learn more about the band and download tracks from their website: http://www.relevantelephantband.co.uk/
2.Relevant Elephant is a piano heavy indie rock band from St.Louis, Mo. After ten years of playing music in the St.Louis scene Patrick, Ian and Joshua have come together to create a completely original sound. Give it a listen, there is no other sound like Relevant Elephant.
In 2010 they released their first EP. You can download and learn more about the band at their website:
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