Percival Elliott are an indie-folk rock duo from the south coast of England. Formed by the belief that true friends can create something meaningful, Olly Hite and Samuel Carter-Brazier united to grace audiences with their poignant lyricism and neo-nostalgic melodies and have since been captivating listeners at sold-out shows across the UK. Titled in memory of Hite’s great grandfather, Percival Elliott, born in 1883 was an inventor who created one of the first ice-cream emporiums in Brighton. After discovering a dusty box of trinkets in the back of Hite’s family attic, the untouched time capsule unveiled Percival Elliott’s mysterious inventions. The revelation of these long-forgotten, hidden treasures became embedded within the duo’s imagination and musical creativity, and thus Percival Elliott was reborn.
Their new single ‘Speak Easy’ is a vintage toe-tapping, finger-snapping tune from somewhere lost in time, paying tribute to The Beatles, ELO and Gerry Raferty.
Released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14th to 20th May 2018), the tracks theme is based on taking the time to talk, listen and about making that call to that long lost friend that you’ve been meaning to make for weeks.