Carla J. Easton is the indomitable Princess of DIY Pop with a Post-Punk Ethos, fast emerging as one of Scotland’s significant voices and prolific writers from Glasgow’s rich musical landscape.
Wondrous, synth-soaked and uncompromising symphonic pop, Easton started out writing in the now cult-like MySpace-kids FUTURISTIC RETRO CHAMPIONS before founding the Spector-esque Wunderkind Girl-Group TEENCANTEEN. A productive 2016 saw the release of 2 critically acclaimed albums – TeenCanteen’s ‘SAY IT ALL WITH A KISS’ (Longlisted for the Scottish Album of The Year 2017) and her debut solo album ‘HOMEMADE LEMONADE’ released under the alias ETTE (Bandcamp’s #4 Album of 2016). Championed by BBC6Music’s Marc Riley, Easton has performed across many key festivals and showcases both in the UK and Internationally – The Great Escape, Kendal Calling, Xpo North, Festival No. 6, Indietracks, Wickerman, T in The Park, Electric Fields, POP! Montreal (Canada) and Indiefjord (Norway).
Building a New Wall of Sound that fuses analog synths, anthemic brass and strings with dynamic drums, 2017 saw Easton working with producer HOWARD BILERMAN (ARCADE FIRE/ LEONARD COHEN/ GOD SPEED YOU/ BRITISH SEA POWER) to record her sophomore solo album IMPOSSIBLE STUFF at Hotel2Tango, Montreal, Canada. A development of songwriting, this collection of songs sits in a timeless dreamlike state, seductively introspective with outstanding pop melodies at their core.
Playing: Sunday 21st July