All The Crooked Scenes’, released 2nd of April, is the new single to come from Leeds-based alt-folk band Ellen and the Escapades. Their album, of the same name, is released two weeks later on the 16th of April. Ellen’s dusky, enchanting vocals and strikingly well crafted and often bittersweet songs have already captured the attention of many. They hit their Pledge campaign target in 8 days, showing just how eager the fans are for this release.
The past two years have been an exhilarating journey, 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 and supporting the likes of Josh T. Pearson and First Aid Kit has brought the band’s music to even bigger audiences all over the country. Summer 2011 saw an abundant string of festival appearances for Ellen and co, including major festivals Glastonbury, Bestival and Green Man.
Ellen and The Escapades will be touring the UK, including an album launch party with the Communion boys at The Lexington on the 16th April:
15 Apr: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Leeds album launch)
16 Apr: The Lexington, London (London album launch)
17 Apr: Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
18 Apr: Thekla, Bristol
19 Apr: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
20 Apr: Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow
21 Apr: Cluny, Newcastle
22 Apr: The Castle Hotel, Manchester
23 Apr: The Haunt, Brighton
24 Apr: South Street Arts Centre, Reading