Artist in the Spotlight – El Morgan
Some of our favourite musicians have started out as little-known, unsigned bands. Some of them still are! With this in mind, here is a place for us to promote the artists you just have to check out. Give them a listen and let us know what you think.
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“Incredible storytelling about finding the beauty underneath the drudgery of day to day life” – Till The Wheels
El Morgan is heading out on tour at the end of April and Mid June. See below for details.
El Morgan is a singer armed with an edgily soulful voice that conveys unwavering passion and a gritty determination. She loves the darker side of pop, post punk and punk rock, but her early musical life was immersed in country and folk.
Raised to perform from an early age, she was often brought out to play at parties by her country musician father. After initially rejecting this influence, following her father’s death, she embraced her early musical education creating the hybrid sound we hear today.
Loved and respected by fans and peers alike, El Morgan has drawn comparisons to the likes of PJ Harvey, Neko Case and Laura Marling. In 2017 she was the sole UK support for Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape and has previously performed alongside Lucero, William, Elliott Whitmore, Austin Lucas and Ben Marwood; to name but a few.
Away from her solo work with The Divers, El plays in indie-punk band Personal Best (whose members make up her backing band alongside Gabriel MacKenzie on bass, Rosalind Asprey on cello). She’s also one third of Dear Everyone and one half of the team behind recording studio Southsea Sound (where her upcoming album, soon to be released on Specialist Subject Records, was recorded with producer Tim Greaves).
Somberly melancholic, achingly beautiful and delivered with steely sincerity, her songs are dark and meditative, but still tinged with a vital glimmer of hope
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