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Ali E might be familiar for her bands Damn
Terran, Heavy Beach and Little Athletics, however, since
returning to her solo project with her single ‘We Are Strangers’
earlier this year, Ali has slipped back into rhythm, releasing her
second single, ‘Seagull’.
With a reputation for creating fuzzy pop rock, Ali’s solo
project harnesses her versatility as an artist and explores a
broader musical palette. Ali’s instruments still bite and her
vocals still growl, but this time, the subject matter feels
Ali’s latest single ‘Seagull’ was written from a place where little
was inspiring her and the local bar seemed like a better place to be.
Turning to artist like No Joy and Mikal Cronin for inspiration
she was determined to pen an upbeat song about a difficult
time, self-admitting that it’s a song about “love, relationships, friends,
drinking, writing and of course about dogs."
In contrast to ‘We Are Strangers’ – ‘Seagull’ gives a nod
towards slow-core; its musical restraint and unaffected guitar
compliments Ali’s warm vocal as it pours with emotional depth.
The track melds swirling guitars and a driving rhythm section
with the strings of Lucy Rash and subtle guest harmonies
of Katie Scott (Howl At The Moon, Plague Doctor), Matt Storey
(Howl At The Moon, Tinsmoke) and Rich Davies (Rich Davies and
The Devils Union).
‘Seagull’ is the second look at Ali’s upcoming solo release, due
out in early 2015.
released October 28, 2014
Ali E - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Leigh Ewbank - Drums
Anto Skene - Bass
Lucy Rash - Violin
Backing vocals from Katie Scott, Rich Davies and Matt Storey