Cage The Elephant – Cage The Elephant

Hailing from a small suburb of Kentucky with an upbringing as equally distant from the rock and roll lifestyle, Cage the Elephant’s debut album is certainly worthy of any other rock/pop five piece around.

Being compared to everyone from the ‘Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ to Kid rock, Cage the Elephant have successfully created a catchy and rhythmic pop album, however it is evident the band bring with their album little that hasn’t been done before.

The bands first release ‘Free love’ in 2007 sadly failed to grasp the medias interest. It wasn’t until the release of their 2nd single ‘In one ear’ followed by their self-titled album, that Cage the Elephant were granted their long awaited attention.

Their debut album reached #38 in the UK album chart and ‘In one ear’ received a huge amount of airplay. All the interest created hype for their 3rd release ‘Ain’t no rest for the wicked’, which is the bands highest ranked release to date. ‘Ain’t no rest for the wicked’ with it notable lyrical influences of late nineties rap contrasted with 70s inspired guitars, certainly encapsulates the true feel of the album.

Cage the Elephants releases ‘In one ear’ and ‘Ain’t no rest for the wicked’ are amongst the best tracks on the album, along with ‘Back against the wall’, ‘James Brown’ and of course their first release ‘Free Love’.

Accompanying the Pigeon Detectives on their 2008 tour, playing a number of British events this summer including Reading & Leeds festival and appearing at Club NME in London, Cage the Elephant look determined to leave their mark on UK this summer.

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