Judging by the fact that this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival line-up had quite a fair smattering of UK bands high up on the bill, and bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, and Neck Deep are now seen bothering the mainstream charts, it would seem like the UK is in quite a healthy place musically? What about the underground scene though? Well, if you’re looking for more decent up-and-coming acts then there would be no harm in checking out South Coast rockers, Elements.

Five tracks of solid modern rock is what you get for your money on their new EP Where We Once Begun – nothing too adventurous, but still worthy of a listen. Favouring that style of energetic, sassy rock that has the swagger and bounce heard by bands like YouMeAtSix and Lower Than Atlantis, the five song on this EP don’t need more than a couple of listens before the hooks start to sink in. Armed with some big-sounding riffs and enough hooks to get heads nodding, songs like “Make It Out Alive” are the sounds of a band who, while they might not become the next big thing, will certainly bag themselves plenty of loyal fans across the UK underground scene.

Track Listing:

01. Shaman
02. High Time For Being Free
03. Plotting Treason Or Saving The World
04. Make It Out Alive
05. Torchlight

Run Time: 20:40
Release Date: August 17, 2015

Check out the song “Shaman” here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.