EP Review: Amy May Ellis' ‘Weathered by Waves'
With 2017 drawing to a close, it seems only fair to turn our attention to some of the the stand out talent to look out for in 2018, and give our recommendations for which artists are likely to make an impact in the coming year year.
With so many up and coming musicians making their mark on the independent scene as of late, there were plenty to choose from, however none of them quite stood out like Folk singer / songwriter Amy May Ellis.
Hailing from York but now residing in London, Amy has had a very busy 2017 which saw her release her debut EP ‘Weathered by Waves’.
The EP comprises of 6 songs and was recorded with producer Isaac McInnis, drummer Callum Taylor, double bass player Bradley Blackwell and guitarist Joel Whitaker at the Crooked Room Studio on the outskirts of York.
A well-crafted and enjoyable masterpiece, the EP opens with track 'Daisy Chains'; a perfect introduction with its sweet intro, effortless vocals and beautiful lyrics.
This theme is continuous throughout the EP, with each track somehow managing to eclipse its predecessor, a clear indicator of Amy’s song writing talent and ability to paint a somewhat beautiful picture.
As well as releasing an EP this year, October 2017 also saw Amy perform a track for BBC introducing, as well as being showcased on BBC Radio 6 music with her track 'Limbs'.
As if thats not enough, Amy boasts some impressive live appearances, supporting various artists including Emily Barker and LUUNA at the launch of their 'Moonflower EP'.
Amy ended the year by treating us to a live session of her track ‘Dust’ recorded at Crooked Room Studios.
Check out the stunning live session below
January 2018 looks set to be a little busy for Amy with 3 gigs already announced, she will then go on to support Willy Mason at his sold out gig at The Bandroom in Kirkbymoorside on the 20th of February.
You can keep up to date with all of Amy’s upcoming live dates and going’s on for 2018 over on her Official Facebook page.
One things for sure, we can’t wait to see what’s next for this artist!