Two years ago, the debut album from Elastica celebrated its 20th anniversary, and with it came a new wave of acclaim and accolades that may have dodged the record when it was first released back in 1995. Today, 16 years after the Britpop band called it a day, there may be new life for Justine Frischmann and her crew.
Abbey Road Studios mastering engineer Sean Magee tweeted earlier that he “Cut a record for Elastica today,” adding that the group “hadn’t seen each other for 20yrs. It’s great to be there when moments like that happen.”
Call this a very unexpected re-“Connection”.
Of course, we don’t know if this new record means we’ll be getting new Elastica music or if this is all about a re-issue of some sort, but this is truly exciting stuff. Suede bassist Mat Osman responded to the tweet, calling it “great news.”
Cut a record for Elastica today, they hadn't seen each other for 20yrs. It's great to be there when moments like that happen
As far as who might be involved in this Elastica 2.0 (or 3.0 if you consider The Menace’s late ’90s era as its own chapter), Britpop Memories on Twitter gives us a glimpse. In the photo below, guitarist Donna Matthews, bassist Annie Holland, and drummer Justin Welch, who just completed a stint touring with reunited shoegazers Lush, are all seen together on a couch.