Elika – Snuggle Bunnies
Please, don’t let the name of Elika’s new album scare you off; as this duo make some of the warmest, though at times sweetly sad music in this neck-of-the-woods (Brooklyn). Evagelia Maravelias and Brian Wenckebach create a beautiful tapestry of both soothing and thought-provoking songs in a dreamy electric realm where feelings and the heart’s deepest longings find full—if at times enigmatic—voice. Hey, my daughter finds great comfort in her unicorn pillow-pet and here is my hope that these two continue sharing their love with us in their music.
BIO: Elika’s album ‘Snuggle Bunnies’ was recorded, mixed, and self-produced by the band in Brooklyn.
Elika mix stunning female vocals with textured guitars; throbbing bass; synths; field recordings; and meticulously programmed drums to create memorable songs with the atmosphere of childhood and layers of detail.
Having toured the UK, USA, Peru & Canada, Elika has been well received across continents and cultures. They have opened for their friends Ulrich Schnauss at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC and Asobi Seksu at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
All artwork & illustration is created by Evagelia. Elika are as comfortable with sound installations, graphic design, video projections, gallery exhibitions & DJing clubs as they are with performing live.
‘Snuggle Bunnies’ is a multi-genre album that was written during an incredibly challenging time in our personal lives. The album and artwork follow themes of love, fear, domesticity, faith, family, illness, guilt and paranoia, but even the dark songs have an element of hope.
Evagelia Maravelias – Vocals, Synths, Drums, Illustration
Brian Wenckebach – Guitar, Bass, Synths, Production