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Heart of embers, spangled showers of glass spikes,
Sapped the warmest water from the din and washed the dead away.
I had a tickle burn on my tongue,
I had a tremor that said
“Shy from the flame that came from thine disarray”.
I bet your heart won’t beat as fast as ghosts move through my frame.
A field of sparse, delirious cuts,
Abridged films: they play, they play.

They all speak while I shiver,
I’m just trying to breathe.
Frayed by shrieks, tried by shivers,
I’m just trying to breathe.
But I’m not breathing at all.

A creepy-crawly, crawling creep - it found itself upon the wall!
Transfixed, I’m broken puppetry,
Just waiting to be controlled.
I bet the spice that sears my tongue won’t let me shut my eyes.
The fear of past, precarious parts of my life
Is framed in neon lights.


from Culprit EP, released June 3, 2016
Written and performed by Tim Palstra, Ethan Berry, Alex Anderson and Max Karklins (Elk + Mammoth).

Tim Palstra - Guitar, Vox
Ethan Berry - Guitar
Alex Anderson - Drums
Max Karklins - Bass

Lyrics written by Tim Palstra.

Recorded and Engineered by James Clark at Riddells Recording.

Produced by James Clark and Elk + Mammoth.

Mastered by James Clark.



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Elk + Mammoth Melbourne, Australia

Migrating between art-rock and moody pop, Elk + Mammoth are an up and coming four-piece outfit from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Radiohead, Foals and Fleet Foxes, their tracks are lyrically cryptic with dynamic driving beats, sounding somewhat like Morrissey if he delivered singing telegrams. ... more

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