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ELLiS·D - 'Humdrum'

A swift follow-up to the psych-glam infusions of last Autumn’s ‘Hullo, Reality’ EP, ‘Humdrum’, by sharp contrast, presents something altogether darker and more elusive. Sounding like The Wytches-meets-Talking-Heads, ‘Humdrum’ jabs out a breakneck, anxiety-ridden of new wave rock that’s propulsive, unrelenting, and insidiously direct. With all parts written and recorded by Dickson himself at Hackney Road Studios with producer Shuta Shinoda (Hot Chip, Jenny Beth), ‘Humdrum’s innate restlessness is rooted in its uneasy conception, as Ellis himself explains:

“I wrote the song in a bit of a frenzy one afternoon whilst I was messing around on a kit with a beat that I’d been stuck on what to do with for ages. I had been trying to visualise melodies that were far too complicated in my head, so I decided to just stick on one chord and let the drums do the work, and from there it just came in a flash. Lyrically, it touches on attempting to stay informed about issues but inevitably ingesting endless streams of sensationalism through the media, and how that punctures through what little tranquillity can be found in everyday life.”

Supporting Razorlight at Brighton Dome and Eventim Apollo last Spring, a prodigious tour schedule in the last 12 months has also seen Ellis - Backed continuously shifting set of Brighton musicians - perform with The Goa Express and Flip Top Head, tour the UK and Europe with The DSM IV (feat. Guy McKnight of 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster), sell out The Hope and Ruin in Brighton, and just last month cover the length and breadth of the country for a 7-date Independent Venue Week tour.