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A Life in Stages

by Elbury

Sugar 03:55
I like molasses Civil disorder and broken glasses. English girls in the high street, high colour in their cheeks Ms Banks in her suffragette sashes. Let’s burn the world, while we talk about Futures and fashion. Crouch in the corner of the boardroom, spend the morning Sifting through the ashes. Oh my Survey the classes, the themes arising Will not be passive. Let’s run with the foxes now, because next year the hounds They will be faster. Let’s turn the world, let’s turn it around now Evade disaster. Listen to the foot fall, around the corner A movement marches. Oh my
Pickle 03:04
Whispers 03:29
Red Arrow 05:09
Passport 04:43
Popular Hero 04:29
Violet Town 03:28
Rose 03:52
Tarot 04:23
Hollow 03:53
Hands 03:39


Our second album... A theme to tie together the work of multiple songwriters can be tricky but, ultimately, the idea of passing years, and recalling specific times in our lives, emerged as a common thread and was captured succinctly in a line taken from Passport – “A Life in Stages”.

Whether it's reflecting on a past love (Rose, Violet Town), yearning for a more innocent time (Popular Hero, Hollow, Sugar), dreaming of eternal youth (Pickle) or wondering how you got to where you are (Passport, Tarot), the songs capture the joy, grief and loss we can feel so strongly for times gone by, and for our former selves.


released November 12, 2021

Music and lyrics by Elbury.

Produced by Luke Woollett and Elbury. Recorded at Hunting Ground Studios (Moorooka, Qld) and various loungerooms and bedrooms around Brisbane.


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Elbury Brisbane, Australia

Five-piece alternative-folk act from Brisbane, with a repertoire that verges on acoustic rock but also lots of singer-songwriter tunes, some ballads and some fun, upbeat numbers.

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