Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Ellie Goulding is a new 23 year old electronic artist from Hereford who is quickly and convincingly rising through the ranks of London's electropop scene. Off the back of a prestigious support slot with one of last year's best, Little Boots, she's done a brilliant covers of Passion Pit and Bon Iver with her band-mate and producer Starsmith (Marina & The Diamonds, Frankmusik) and has her first single Under The Sheets out now. She has an unnamed album due in the early months of 2010, which is set to follow a second single, Starry Eyes, due later this month.
video via NeonGold Records
With a setup not unlike La Roux's, Goulding and Starsmiff make synth heavy, electronic pop music, accompanied by a fragile vocal line completely reminiscent of the genre. Little Boots and Lykke Li influences are clear - she wears them on her sleeve. If Burial made songs which were happy and upbeat, and then enlisted the help of Little Boots to write some danceable indie - it wouldn't be far from the result we've got here.
Goulding is definitely one to watch this year and indeed next - she's supporting Florence & The Machine at the end of November and her first headline show at Cargo in London in December is already completely sold out, and a Little Noise Session with Jo Whiley is due before the end of the year. If she keeps churning out great music at this rate (her myspace was only set up in July), she's definitely got a lot of great things to come. Ellie Goulding, remember the name.
Ellie Goulding on MYSPACE
Ellie Goulding - Sleepyhead (MP3) (Passion Pit Cover featuring Starsmith)
Ellie Goulding - The Wolves (MP3) (Bon Iver Cover)
Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (MP3) (from the unnamed album, due 2010 on Neongold records)