We are an electro-pop-rock band based in Toulouse... ...We mostly play our own songs, written in English, and which became more mature with the line-up evolutions. They talk about trips, inner and outer, experience of life and its twists and turns from darkness to light.
The band also plays a few songs of its most influential artists (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Pink Floyd).
Everything started in 2009 when Jean-Philippe (guitar, vocals) and Bruno (drums) perform around Toulouse with 2 other friends as ‘Jack Petrol’. In may 2012 the singer Kristy joins the band which is renamed ‘The First Time I saw an Elephant’.
In 2016, Phil (bass), Ben (guitar) and Kristy leave for new horizons.
The band starts again with Olivier (bass) and adds some electro to the rock sounds.
Pauline (vocals) joins the band for one year before leaving for a more personal project.
With a reduced line-up, the band delivered as Pachydermic Sound System an electro-bass set in Dec '18.
“The First Time …” then becomes “Elephant Memories” and starts in April 2019 a collaboration with the singer Barbara Duchow (Lunattack) and Lizzie (guitar), who joined a few weeks before her first gig with us at le Metronum.
Visit also The First Time I Saw an Elephant web site!