Ellis - the drain

With only three singles to her name Ellis, the musical project of songwriter Linnea Siggelkow, already feels like something special. After building buzz in her local scene on the back of opening stints with the likes of Soccer Mommy, Ó, and Palehound, her debut track "The Drain" and its follow up "What A Mess" were self-released towards the end of the summer. The singles immediately attracted major international attention, with "The Drain" being praised as "a rare track that manages to feel both triumphant and achingly intimate" by Pitchfork, Noisey visiting her for her first feature interview in her Hamilton, ON home, and Siggelkow being marked out as one of "a new generation of exciting songwriters" by Stereogum.

Ellis is set to release her debut EP, The Fuzz, on November 9th. The six track release presents an uncommonly fully-realized aesthetic to match the strength of Siggelkow's songwriting. Built from simple instrumentation, but deftly arranged to lend a grandeur and devastating scale to Siggelkow's skillfully rendered laments, the release is a statement from a young artist who is poised for a reception that equals the scope of her remarkable gifts.

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
From: Hamilton, ON, CANADA