Formed in Montreal in 2009, ELEPHANT STONE is the brainchild of vocalist, bassist, songwriter and sitar player, Rishi Dhir. Also featuring Miles Dupire (drums/backing vocals) and Gabriel Lambert (guitar/backing vocals), Elephant Stone have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and are prominent members of the burgeoning psych rock scene. Dhir has recorded, performed, and toured with indie rock icons (Beck), legendary cult bands (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), and contemporary psych titans (The Black Angels and The Horrors).
Released in 2009 on Dhir’s own Elephants On Parade label, Elephant Stone’s debut album, ‘The Seven Seas’, was nominated for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize. The album introduced Elephant Stone’s innovative blend of rock ‘n’ roll, Hindustani classical music, and infectious pop. In 2013 the band released their self-titled LP, which received critical acclaim from NPR, Brooklyn Vegan and Consequence Of Sound around Dhir’s finest batch of songs yet. A darkly compelling third album – ‘The Three Poisons’ – followed in 2014, along with a remix album – ‘ES3PRMX’ – featuring reworkings by Anton Newcombe, Tom Furse, Alex Maas and Peter Holmström. And in 2016, Elephant Stone released their fourth album, ‘Ship Of Fools’, via Elephants On Parade/Burger Records.