Bristol-based electronic trio Elder Island have just finished touring a jam-packed European tour with Glass Animals, with key dates including huge shows in Berlin and Munich. By now we should know the magic of Elder Island’s sound, but may be unaware of how the band unwind after huge shows, or even how they pass time after hours stuck on a tour bus. The band, made up of Katy, Dave, and Luke, let Notion in on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of their tour, all through the lens of a drugstore disposable camera. The film of the camera gives the feel of just a couple of mates who’ve gone to their first festival, bringing a disposable cam around to capture the good times. The travelling camera captured a candid and intimate look at the band, a side that we’ve never seen before. See the gallery below.
Katy at soundcheck, Munich. Glass Animals and their retro trip out backdrop.
Luke and Dave waiting outside Berlin Hostel. First tour day, and it begins.
The Elder crowd over Warschauer Straße station. Hanging out pre Astra Kulturhaus gig.
Glass Animal's Drew, backstage in Utrecht Tivoli venue. Taking a toke.
Dave on stage at Muffathalle, München. Having a look.
Luke, catching up on some z’s in the back on the band van. Good technique.
Switzerland, Lausanne. Amazing gig. Here’s a sample of Glass animals spectacular light show.
Our indispensable crew of two. Dream team with sleeper bonnets.
Extraction booth inside Utrecht venue, Holland. You know why.