Californian progressive post-rock duo El Ten Eleven have revealed ‘We Don’t Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder’, the latest single which the band are sharing ahead of the release of Banker’s Hill, their seventh studio album, released in the UK on 7th September 2018 via Topshelf Records.
Guitarist and bassist Kristian Dunn says of the new track: “’We Don’t Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder’ refers to the feeling of being in control of one’s destiny but getting almost no help. It’s challenging, but hopeful. Metaphorically, this is represented by the bridge section where the bass and drums play in 7, but the harmonics continue on in 4.”
El Ten Eleven are hitting the road Stateside in support of their new album this year, with dates currently announced in September and November (all dates and ticket info here) and further dates for early 2019 coming soon, including a stretch of UK shows.
Armed with merely a double-neck bass/guitar, drums and a dizzying array of pedals, El Ten Eleven create complex, progressive music from scratch— live onstage—with no help from laptops or additional musicians. Utilizing multiple looping pedals, they create songs that sound as though they are being played by at least six people.
Banker’s Hill is released 7th September 2018 via Topshelf Records