Posted by kluster on July 13, 2010
Ernest Ellis first grabbed our attention with the single ‘Bad Blood’ which projected him into the touring circuit with the likes of Evan Dando and The Paper Scissors. Recently, he’s been hiding out in the wilds, recording his debut album, Hunting. We caught up with Roland Ellis, the front man of the solo-project-with-band that is Ernest Ellis.
Covered: singing in the bath, turning 25, musical bones and supporting Florence.
Kat Hartmann: So, how’s everything on the back of last week’s album release? Is it nice to finally have it out there?
Roland Ellis: It is, yes. It’s my first album and it’s exciting that it’s finally out. It was quite a long process to record it and I’m pretty proud of it.
KH: Fabulous. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding you and your band at the moment. What does it feel like sitting where you are, in the middle of it all?
RE: I don’t really feel any of it. It’s weird because I’ve been writing songs for a fair while. I turn 25 on Monday and it’s taking me a while to put something out. It’s nice to have people interested in what you’re doing and that can’t be a bad thing right?More...