Winners of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition, Ellen and the Escapades play Wednesday 17th November — Slaughtered Lamb — London
Wistfully reflective” – Steve Lamacq – BBC Radio 2
Despite having no record deal and barely playing a show south of Birmingham, the band from Leeds landed themselves a slot on one of Glastonbury’s main stages this summer and as such a place in the newly emerging league table of alt folk acts.
Spotted by Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis who gave them the thumbs up to perform at his festival (describing them as “a very clear winner”), the band have spent the summer months playing their first mini European tour, returning to the UK to perform on the prestigious BBC Introducing stages at Leeds and Reading Festivals, as well as slots at Larmer Tree, Summer Sundae Weekender, Beverley Folk Festival, Live at Leeds and Moor Music Festival. And are now set to take to the stage at VENUE, CITY
‘Of all the Times’ the debut release from the alt folk 5 piece is out on Monday November 15 on Branch Out Records and features the dusky, captivating vocals of 22-year old Ellen Smith with her wholesome band.
Highly influenced by legendary folk acts such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Carole King, as well as more contemporary acts such as Ryan Adams, and Ray LaMontagne– to name but a few, Ellen and the Escapades have found a happy medium with their tight, down to earth, organic sound.
Ellen and the Escapades play Slaughtered Lamb, 34 – 35 Great Sutton St. Clerkenwell, London, EC1V ODX on Wednesday 17th November.
‘Of all the Times’ Out on Monday November 15 2010, on Branch Out Records, on 10″ vinyl, CD and digital formats.
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