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Ellen and the Escapades – Of All The Times

December 10, 2010 by  

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Ellen and the Escapades – Of All The Times

NAME: Ellen and the Escapades
EP: Of All The Times
DATE: 15November2010

LABEL: Branch Out Records

RATING: 4/5

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Viva la pop folk revolution

LOCATION: Northeast, UK

LINE UP: Ellen Smith (ead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica) , Chris Quick (keys, backing vocals, harmonica) , Jeff Schneider (guitar, backing vocals) , James Warrender (drums) and Andy Calder (bass)

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WHAT’S THE STORY?: This first four track offering from Ellen and the Escapades is sure to secure the band a place among the contemporary folk acts that took 2010’s festivals by storm this summer. The band are young, talented and their tunes are immensely likeable, they’ll see you from the Pyramid Stage come June. ‘Yours To Keep’ is the highlight; it’s an absolute little gem, showing off Ellen’s vocals to their full potential.

SOUNDS LIKE: Lovely as they are Ellen and the Escapades are not treading any major new ground, if you like Mumford and Sons, and your looking for some tracks to reassure and comfort rather than challenge, you won’t go far wrong.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: You like inoffensive, catchy lyrics, nicely placed harmonica solos and wistful, delicate female vocals you’ll thoroughly enjoy this north east folk outfit. If you’re not on the bus for the British folk-pop revolution that the likes of Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling have started then Ellen and the Escapades are definitely not for you.

LINK: http://ellenandtheescapades.com/


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