Future Elevators


Future Elevators is an apt phrase for one of Birmingham’s most original musical acts. Like Roald Dahl’s fictional creation, Michael Shackelford—the group’s founder, mainstay, and guiding creative force—is something of a pop confectioner who thinks up impossible sounds and makes them a reality. His self-titled debut as Future Elevators expertly mixes whimsy and gravity, the fantastical with the everyday. Even as he grounds his lyrics in real-world issues, Shackelford fills his songs with new and improbable combinations of familiar sounds. A space jam powered by a roomy dub beat and shimmery indie-pop synths, “Modern World” stands as an apt introduction to Future Elevators’ anything-goes aesthetic.

Recently featured on HBO’s season premier of “Shameless,” treat your ears to “Modern World” here.

Contact Information

Website: http://future-elevators.com

Email: derekmilano999@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FutureElevators

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/FutureElevators

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FutureElevators

Booking Information: Meghan Helsel - Grandstand

Discography: Modern World (2016)

Label: Communicating Vessels