Elyas Khan is an art rock composer and performer. Drawing from his UK-Indian/Pakistani heritage and creative upbringing in the NYC art, music & theatre scene, he traverses global musical routes as a sort of poetic trader: producing music of the awakening streets from New York to Mumbai, Berlin to Casablanca. His primal instrumentals, ancient vocals, electronic chaos, and bass heavy grooves generate music as at home beside classics like Frank Zappa and Jeff Buckley as it is with contemporaries like Animal Collective or Björk.


The first single “Bells” from Elyas Khan’s forthcoming album “Brawl in Paradise” features British writer Neil Gaiman and New York circus and film composer Sxip Shirey playing the “Sxipenspiel”, a bell instrument hand made by Amanda Palmer and Neil for…


In this album Brawl in Paradise, I am trying to make sense of the gods and devils in all of us. Like a Katak dancer unravels a story that makes no separation between mythical greatness and the bloody fleshiness of…