When: 7.30pm on Saturday 15 March 2014
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
We’re happy to welcome Leeds’ Ellen and the Escapades back to the Castle – their first Manchester headline show in two years.
Having made previous appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man and Bestival, Leeds alternative folk rockers Ellen and the Escapades take a short break from working on the follow-up to their debut album, All The Crooked Scenes, showcasing their new songs with a very limited number of intimate UK shows in March.
Blending elements of folk, pop and rock, the band’s distinctive and unabashedly appealing sound seems to have everyone talking. After winning 2010’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and playing BBC Introducing stages at both Reading and Leeds festivals, the band have gone from strength to strength.
Ellen’s dusky, enchanting vocals and strikingly well-crafted songs have already captured the attention of BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio. Fans include Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq, and the band were recently playlisted for ten weeks on Amazing Radio. Supporting the likes of Josh T Pearson, First Aid Kit and Paolo Nutini has brought the band’s music to even bigger audiences all over the country.
‘Ellen Smith’s captivating vocals are the highlight in a fantastically catchy collection of songs that tread a line between folk, pop and rock, with plenty of harmonica thrown in for good measure…. these guys are definitely one to watch’ – Clash Magazine