"Pro-shop psych rock." - The Obelisk.net
“(Stoneface is) a virtuous and proficient work of art that reveals the formidable potential of a very promising band” - merchantsofair.com
“From the intoxicating beginning to rewarding end, there isn’t a single thing about “Stoneface” that doesn’t bring absolute glory to the realm of psychedelic rock and its contemporaries.” - Headbanger Reviews
“[Devil's Waiting for Me is] a really really cool song” - Crispi, PBS fm
“The Ivory Elephant have created a masterful work of the blues genre, hopefully not to be a hidden gem for much longer.” - Heavy Plant.net
“One of the stand out songs that we played on Homegrown. Perfect for the upcoming summer of love” -Phil O'Neil, Triple M
The Ivory Elephant have been pedaling their Blues inflected brand of Psych in the dark corners of Melbourne since 2012. Not subservient to the trends of modern music, the band follow their own inter-stellar trajectory of fuzz laden rock and extended psychedelic trips.
Played on a hand-crafted guitar and featuring members of The Seven Ups and The Merri Creek Pickers, the band's line up is Trent Sterling (guitar/vocals, Arthur Witherby (bass/keys/vocals) and Don Sargood (drums/vocals).
TIE's most recent release Stoneface (2019) is a follow up to their first album Number 1 Pop Hit (2017) and two earlier Eps; Time Here Is Up (2015) and Self-titled (2013).
Stretching the boundaries of modern Psych, Stoneface is best listened to whilst having an out-of-body experience fanging through time and space.
From the band: On Stoneface we really wanted to get deep in to Psych. The blues is still in there, but it's hidden behind a lot of fuzz and reverb. We also wanted to approach this release as a full album that is best listened to in one hit, rather than just a bunch of songs stuck together. There's some lengthy jams on there and some pretty heavy stuff, but there's also tracks on there like Jazzhead pt I and Stoneface which are pretty different to what people would expect from us.