Elle Milano

Hailing from Brighton these days, Elle Milano originally formed at Leicester De Montfort University in the winter of 2004 and produced their own album released on the 14th April 2008 through Brighton Electric Records.

Produced by the band themselves with the intention of capturing what they call the “’band in a room’ sound” perfected by the Pixies on Surfer Rosa or Nirvana’s In Utero, there’s still an undeniable Englishness to Elle Milano’s ‘Acres Of Dead Space Cadets‘ album, perhaps the result of their self-built studio’s location in a Kent country cottage. It’s impossible not to hear musical and lyrical echoes of acts like The Cure, The Smiths, Blur, PiL (most ostensibly in Crisp’s occasionally Lydon-esque delivery) and even, at times, Madness.