Clutching songs of revolution in steadfast hands, Elizabeth’s music sounds the cry of rebels past and inspires the new to rise.
Their debut album First Excommunications, released in 2008, gave us our first glimpse of the Vancouver quartet’s unabashed embrace of English songwriting. It generated praise from the likes of Exclaim!, ChartAttack, and the influential UK music magazine NME. Their success in the UK led to a tour that included a BBC Radio interview and in-studio performance plus a date in Glasgow playing at the popular Club NME Night. The 2011 sophomore album, Hazards, Horrors and Liabilities, saw continued rave reviews, put them on the map with a larger mainstream audience and showcased the band’s breadth of sound. Elizabeth is currently recording their third album at the legendary Warehouse Studios.
The band’s kinetic sound and take no prisoners live show has put them onstage alongside the likes of The Temper Trap, The Cribs w/Johnny Marr, Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, Metric, Les Savy Fav, TV on The Radio, The Organ, Hot Hot Heat and Death From Above 1979. Elizabeth has also made several appearances at the Virgin Music Festival.
An exclusive placement deal with File Under: Music is set to push the band’s music onto the soundtracks of MTV, HBO, and other major networks. Songs have already appeared in the Xbox/PS3 game “Winter Olympics 2010”, the Canadian TV series "Continuum", and the “Big Rock Untapped” compilation CD which was distributed across the country.
Elizabeth embodies the songs and attitude akin to an uprising. They have the look and sound of stone cold political assassins. They have the ambition. Will the mainstream allow them to enter, or will they need to kick down the door, sticking boot heel to throat?
Band MembersPaul Gill