ELLiS·D

ELLiS·D

Event Time Fri 2nd Aug at 7:30pm-Fri 2nd Aug at 11:00pm
Event Location Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
Event Price £9 + fees
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 14+ (Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)
Jarred Up
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ELLiS·D

Jarred Up Presents... 

ELLiS·D 

+ support from Rain Age and The Orgies 


Manic drummer-turned-solo artist ELLiS·D spent their formative years flailing their limbs across the tattered kits of UK and Europe’s basement scene before starting out their solo project in 2022. After signing with DIY label Crafting Room Recordings, the ensuing 18 months has seen them in a state of near consistent touring throughout the sweaty dives of the continent, bringing their raw, mercurial live performance to stages from London to Luxembourg, Bristol to Brussels, Kendal to Kusel.

Backed by a continuously shifting set of session musicians on tour, in the studio ELLiS·D channels the workhorse-like energy of fellow multi-instrumentalists Ty Segall, Prince and Kevin Parker to mould a sound that at once feels familiar but also completely their own. Embodying the extravagance and glam-pop sensibilities of the likes of Marc Bolan and New York Dolls, with the lyrical sensitivity and intensity of The Smiths and Jehnny Beth, ELLiS·D creates something uniquely contradictory. Jangly, threadbare guitar riffs weave their way through CAN inspired rhythmic pulses as hook-smeared repetitions and explosive, abstract vocal acrobatics flow and fight their way into psych-driven instrumentals.

After two self-produced EP’s recorded on a shoestring in his mysterious Brighton studio space (known only to its inhabitants as ‘The Carwash’) sold out separate limited cassette runs, February 2023 single ‘Straitjacket Blues’ (produced by Shuta Shinoda) signified a marked shift as ELLiS·D began exploring new territory with tinges of new wave and disco infused krautrock weaving its way into their music, gaining consistent radio play from Tom Robinson at BBC Radio 6 alongside support slots for Razorlight at Brighton Dome and Hammersmith Apollo in April 2023.

2023 became a prolific year as three further single releases preceded 7-track EP ‘Hullo, Reality!’ in October, released both digitally and on 12” through Crafting Room, before ELLiS·D joined forces with The DSM IV (feat. Guy McKnight of 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster) for a three week co-headline tour across the UK and Europe, culminating in a sold out hometown headline show at The Hope & Ruin in Brighton.

"If you're into twisted, psychosomatic art-rock, ELLiS·D is right up your alley. It's like they've hacked into the matrix of music-making and come up with something entirely new. But the real magic happens during his live shows where every performance is a wild ride, like a game of musical roulette." - Still Listening




Venue

Sidney & Matilda
Rivelin Works, Sidney St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4RH, UK
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