Gazelle Twin

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Gazelle Twin
Birth name Elizabeth Walling
Origin Brighton, England
Genres Electronic, art pop, industrial, avant-garde
Instruments Vocals, laptop
Years active 2009–present
Labels
  • Something Nothing
  • Sugarcane
  • Anti-Ghost Moon Ray
Website GazelleTwin.com

Gazelle Twin is the stage name of Elizabeth Bernholz (née Walling),[1][2] a British composer, producer and musician from Brighton, England.[3]

Walling conceived the project when she watched Fever Ray perform at the 2009 Loop Festival. She noted how "her show reminded me how powerful and liberating costume is, and I became interested in the power of disguise".[4]

Her debut album, The Entire City, was released in July 2011 to critical acclaim.[5] The album includes her two previously recorded singles, "Changelings" (2010) and "I Am Shell I Am Bone" (2011). In 2014 Gazelle Twin released her second album, Unflesh, to further critical praise.[6] In an interview with Guy Mankowski for PopMatters, Bernholz mentioned that in the live shows for Unflesh she would be performing in a version of her PE kit from school, saying she wanted to 'go back to my teenage years to literally live out the idea of being a freak, like I thought I was (and was often made to feel) at the time.'[7]

She has also remixed music by John Foxx.[8] She married the local musician Jez Bernholz who also performs with her on-stage.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 2011: The Entire City (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records, AGMR)
  • 2012: The Entire City Remixed (AGMR)
  • 2014: Unflesh
  • 2016: Out of Body (Last Gang Recordings)
  • 2017: Kingdom Come[9] (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records)
  • 2018: Pastoral (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records, AGMR)
EPs
  • 2013: Mammal (7-track EP) (Sugarcane Recordings)
Singles
  • 2010: "Changelings" (Something Nothing Records)
  • 2011: "I Am Shell I Am Bone"
  • 2011: "Men Like Gods" (AGMR)
  • 2014: "Belly Of The Beast" (AGMR)
  • 2014: "Anti Body" (AGMR)
  • 2014: "GUTS" (AGMR)
  • 2014: "Human Touch" (AGMR)
  • 2018: "Hobby Horse" (AGMR)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stream Gazelle Twin's darkly experimental album 'Unflesh'". Dazed. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  2. ^ a b "Gazelle Twin live at Rough Trade". glamglare.com. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  3. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (2 July 2011). "Gazelle Twin: The Entire City". Financial Times. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ Denney, Alex (8 July 2010). "The Power Of Disguise: Gazelle Twin Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  5. ^ "Gazelle Twin: The Entire City". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  6. ^ Macpherson, Alex (21 October 2014). "The Quietus | Reviews | Gazelle Twin". The Quietus. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  7. ^ Mankowski, Guy (May 2014). "Pop Matters | "I Get Off on Intense Atmospheres" | Gazelle Twin". Pop Matters. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  8. ^ Turner, Luke (10 January 2013). "John Foxx & Friends On Identity Amidst The Machines". The Quietus. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  9. ^ "The Quietus | News | LISTEN: New Gazelle Twin Album Out Today!". The Quietus. Retrieved 2018-01-27.

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