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Just months after the release of Fantasia Famish, Melbourne’s Agnes Manners have dove into theatrical waters again, sharing their latest masterpiece Green Elvis.
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The track is another slice of folk-rock goodness and was written by frontman and former Hellions guitarist Matthew Gravolin. In a statement, he explained it was inspired by one of his dreams.
“A gelatinous and green version of Elvis came to me in a dream in early 2020 and told me that everything would be alright,” says Gravolin. “As strange as it was, there was a holy hue about it. I picked up a guitar the next morning and the chorus came out. The absurdity of an alien Elvis coming across like an infallible deity in the dream got me thinking about false idolatry and spiritual bypassing. People give themselves over to symbols of equal absurdity all the time, we all put things on pedestals that don’t deserve to be there.”
Green Elvis was recorded with Callan Orr (Dream On Dreamer) at Avalanche Studios in Melbourne. It was mixed and mastered by Shane Edwards (Trophy Eyes), who also worked on their magical debut record.
“We wanted to follow the emotional purgation that was Fantasia Famish with a song that feels melodically diaphanous and smiley—a sound that reflects where the four of us are at in our lives and how we feel about each other.”
Green Elvis is the band’s first new music of 2021, hinting at more to come. You can catch it on all digital platforms now.
Agnes Manners will play their first live shows this month in support of Hands Like Houses. Catch all dates below.
Hands Like Houses The Reflect Tour Australia 2021:
With support from Agnes Manners
SYDNEY // Friday 15th January // The Factory Theatre
WOLLONGONG // Saturday 16th January // Uni Bar
BYRON BAY// Wednesday 20th January // The Northern
BRISBANE// Friday 22nd January // The Triffid
COOLANGATTA // Saturday 23rd January // Coolangatta Hotel
MAROOCHYDORE// Sunday 24th January // Sol Bar
CANBERRA// Saturday 30th January // The Abbey
MELBOURNE// Thursday February 4th// 170 Russell
MELBOURNE// Friday February 5th// 170 Russell