Part of Birmingham, Alabama's sprawling music scene...

There's a temptation - certainly on this side of the Atlantic - to view the southern United States as being cultural conservative.

The reality, though, is that the South (however it is defined) is as diverse as they come. Birmingham, Alabama boasts a thriving music scene, one that seems to cough up oddball talent on a near weekly basis.

Future Elevators sit somewhere between distorted blues, Krautrock and confessional songwriting, with their self-titled debut set to drop on April 1st.

Creative lynchpin Michael Shackelford says: “It’s driven by an overwhelming feeling that there are all these outside forces happening in the world, and they’re just taking up space in my brain. I remember listening to the news and thinking the world is just so fucked up, but at least I’ve got my baby girl. So everything is going to be fine.”

Clash is able to premeire new cut 'Machine Maker' - tune in below.

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