Louis Eliot & the Embers
“Louis Eliot’s sharp lyricism and easy song writing serves him well.” NME
“True pop genius.” The Times
“Winning blend of rustic charm and urban cool…a savvy pop brain with the lyrical articulacy of a Costello or a Weller.” Uncut
“Louis Eliot has welded the sound of barn-bound folk to that of pure pop and emerged with an album that boasts ultra friendly, individually shaped songs guaranteed to warm both hands and feet.” Mojo
“My new discovery… really great stuff… ” Bob Harris, Radio 2
Following on from the joyous, folksy sound of Kittow’s Moor, a new kind of Louis Eliot & the Embers is about to emerge just in time for 2016’s festival season.
If Kittow’s Moor was misty-eyed about a bucolic past, with its accordion and fiddle vibe, the pared-down, grittier feel of Louis Eliot’s new material has a touch of late 70s/early 80s Elvis Costello about it. Nods towards Americana come via new wave inspired guitar pop. There are hints of a young Tom Petty alongside the junkyard rockabilly of Tom Waits; the power pop of The Nerves and the jukebox eclecticism of Mink Deville. Imagine the attitude of a Stiff Records 45 rebooted for the 6 Music era.
Lyrically, the new songs address the harsher truths and realities of life, underpinned by a wry smile, but what links the band’s previous incarnation with this new one is Louis Eliot’s unstinting belief in the potential brilliance of the three-minute pop song and his absolute mastery of the form.
With Bob Wilson on drums and backing vocals, and Ben Morgan on bass, Louis Eliot & the Embers will be raising the roof in all sorts of places this summer, so catch them if you can.
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