Channel Cairo’s romantic mosaic of a sound is quintessentially London. Much like the city itself, where nothing makes sense so everything makes sense, Elephant Room is grand, enigmatic and hauntingly beautiful in cinematic technicolour. Chanting harmonies and floating pianos create big emotions. I swear I could even hear a whiff of a French chanson buried in there somewhere. The London five piece cut very mysterious figures with their back story of chance meetings under the Waterloo Bridge, predestined club nights and the incidental discovery of their dashing French guitarist, kidnappings in the Egyptian capital and forefathers deciphering hieroglyphs under the belting African sun. Fact or fiction- who knows or cares. If this is the debut, sign me up for the encore.