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Eyre Llew are an ambient-rock trio from Nottingham, UK and since forming in August 2014, they have released nine singles and a self-recorded 12 track debut album entitled, Atelo. Their debut reached #24 in Drowned in Sounds Top 100 albums of 2017 and was critically acclaimed through Kerrang, BBC Introducing, Louder Than War, Fred Perry Subculture, Getintothis and many more! Fresh off the stage from performing on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2019 they are writing album number two after extensively touring 25+ countries across the UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific independently since releasing their debut. The band have since been selected by 14+ showcase festivals as INES#talent 2019 and 2020 over thousands of bands to be amongst “the 104 most promising artists in Europe”. The band left 2018, having three nominations for the Unsigned Music Awards at The Great Escape Festival under; Best Live Rock Act, Best Album & Best Video. Being championed by Gigwise as "one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now" they are really not one to miss...
Recently having played on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2019, Eyre Llew are a fresh off the touring scene and into the studio, writing album two. Described as atmospheric ambient-rock the trio from Nottingham, UK have been getting out there in front of audiences, touring worldwide since their sold-out debut show in May 2015. Having formed in August 2014 they have embarked upon a series of stunning live shows which have seen them gather momentum and an ever-increasing number of devoted fans. In the first two years of existence, they released nine singles in digital format before recording, producing and self-releasing the critically acclaimed album Atelo (2017) and a Korean split EP called Carrier (2019).
They independently launched Atelo on Thursday 19th October 2017 with a sell-out show at the 550 capacity Glee Club, Nottingham (pictured). Their hometown’s city council called them "One of the Nottingham's most exciting prospects in years” two days after the show they went out touring around Europe for a month-long tour. With a UK fanbase back home buzzing with support behind them. After a show in Estonia, they were told that their debut album reached #24 in Drowned in Sound's Top 100 albums of 2017. Countless reviews came in from other internationally respected music outlets like; Kerrang, BBC Introducing, Louder Than War, God is in the TV Zine, Getintothis, GoldFlakePaint among others with Gigwise saying they are "Arguably one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now."
The start of 2018 kickstarted Eyre Llew with nominations and shortlists for three Unsigned Music Awards at The Great Escape Festival in Best Rock Act, Best Record, and Best Music Video categories. Twelve Showcase Festivals nominated the 104 most promising artists in Europe as INES#talent 2019. Eyre Llew have been selected with extra support from Gigmit and Liverpool Sound City to be a part of the Innovation Network of European Showcases throughout 2019 - pushing and focusing their international footprint out of their home country.
By the end of 2019, they will have had performed across 25+ countries, completing several tours around the UK, Europe, and Asia since selling out their first-ever show back in 2015. Returning from their second Asia tour over the Autumn of 2018 they carried on to work at new material between shows. The trio road-tested some during their UK tour through April 2019 releasing their split EP 'Carrier' with South Korean band 'In The Endless Zanhyang We Are' as part of an international tour exchange. After more UK festival appearances and multiple sold-out shows over their career, they are into writing album number two over the summer. Performing at various showcases, festivals, and gigs around the UK, Asia, North America, and Europe.
Eyre Llew have already been featured multiple times on BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! and a number of film/TV syncs including; Jonny Owen's 'Don't Take Me Home' documentary. This year is sure to be the one that takes the trio to the next level, having signed with management and getting significant label interest behind the scenes along with plenty more touring and release plans throughout the year, it's an exciting time for the band. Previously championed by The 405 and Fred Perry Subculture as well as being labeled by Drowned in Sound as "ones to watch”.
Eyre Llew have made UK festival appearances at; Glastonbury's John Peel Stage, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Dot to Dot, Focus Wales, Y Not Festival, Ritual Union, Rockaway Beach, Alternative Escape, Outlines, 2Q Derby, Handmade, Icebreaker, Perth Music Expo, 110 Above, Beat The Streets, Splendour, Riverside, Waterfront, Farmfest, A Carefully Planned, Hockley Hustle, Karma Fest and Rockaway Beach...
Eyre Llew have also made International festival appearances at; Music Matters (Singapore), Beastie Rock (Taiwan), FIMU (France), Seazone Music & Conference (Poland), Zandari Festa (South Korea 2017/18), FiftyFifty Lab (Belgium), Zagare Fringe Festival (Lithuania), HOTS Outbreakers Lab (Hungary), What’s Next In Music (Lithuania), Seaside Urban Music Festival (Jeju, S.Korea), Sofar 10th Anniv. (Latvia), SpaceFest (Poland), Freilich Open Arts (Austria), POFF Shorts (Estonia) with many more to be announced very soon.
+ since 2017, having sold-out shows in Latvia, Korea, Austria, Japan, Taiwan, Slovakia, Lithuania.
Silo, from the split EP 'Carrier' out 15 April 2019.
"A genre defying band... Their songs are so well sculptured, they're quite audacious in the way they're put together; they take you on a journey" - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing
"They have rendered me absolutely breathless. This is a beautiful band..." - Alex Baker, Kerrang!
“Britain’s answer to Sigur Ros." - Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music
"They're #24 in our Top 100 albums of 2017... One's to watch... A leftfield extravaganza of the highest quality." - Drowned In Sound
“They have taken their fans on a journey before even setting foot on stage.” - The Korean Times
"Positively wonderful" - The 405
"Arguably one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now." - Gigwise
“Among all the talents that took turn to shine on stage, there’s this one band from Britain, Eyre Llew, that came to blow everybody’s mind...” - AsiaLive365
"It’s not an album where you’ll be sprawled out on the bed thinking “I’m listening to the new record by Eyre Llew”, for you’re not really even THERE while it plays. It does a fantastic job of transporting you to another place, a better place, and if ever there was a time that such a thing were needed, it’s now. And I’m grateful, I really am. You should be too; it’s quite simply beautiful." 9/10- God Is In The TV Zine
"The album – the culmination of a painstaking and, sometimes, troublesome creative process that put three Nottingham musicians through two-and-a-half years of risk-taking, highs and lows – is a labour of love. It represents passion, hard work and belief you will find a way" - GoldFlakePaint
"Eyre Llew... deal a sonorous, moodswing, ambient that is clouds of dark guitar noise and rumbling soundtrack drums. It’s powerful and arresting and fills the room with billowing clouds of melancholic beauty.... a surprise joy. Sigur Ros meets Mogwai slow-core and really pleasant stuff too.” - Louder Than War
"It will give you that euphoric feeling of peace, that you’ve been craving for months, in an instant – a musical Xanax without the side effects." - NUSIC.org
"...emotionally charged, atmospheric ambient soundscapes, incredible ambient post-rock" - Fred Perry Subculture
"If pure bliss had a sound, it would come in the form of Eyre Llew." - Strathclyde Telegraph
"Our highlight of The Great Escape Festival has to be
the intense and ethereal Eyre Llew." - Outpost Media
"...one of the most innovative, audacious and downright
enthralling live bands on the circuit." - Bristol Live Magazine
"This is Leo by Eyre Llew and it's wicked!" - Daniel P Carter, BBC Radio 1
"One of the Nottingham's most exciting prospects in years." - Nottingham City Council
"Blossoming into something truly remarkable... They can leave you
breathless in an instant." - Get Into This
ABOUT THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, ATELO
The recording process for Atelo began over two years ago, with the band developing their sound during a run of 8 single releases from 2014 to 2016. The band had always set out to make a self produced album from their home and creative hub, BSV Studios in Nottingham. Having initially recorded over fourteen tracks, the final cut includes eleven on the release with a hidden track on the CD. The recording process took them all over the country, gathering sound samples from locations such as London's Kings Cross station and waves crashing upon beaches in Norfolk. The record really started to take shape though when the first parts of instrumentation were done.
They spent a week in Lincolnshire tracking songs on a grand piano, one of the key layers to many of the songs on this record, striving to capture as much rawness as they could. It was here, in a rural house somewhere in the countryside that Atelo was properly born... Taking this back to their hometown studio in Nottingham, the band recorded and re-recorded this album over and over again until they found a level of satisfaction where they could happily say they would let this go out into the world. Being the first body of work the band would ever put out on physical format, they felt they had a lot hanging on its anticipation with the release date coming up three years after the band started.
To complete this album though they felt like they had to include the people that had supported them from the beginning somehow. So, hosting a group vocal day at their hometown studio, they openly invited fans of the band to come along and sing with them to their song, 'Edca'. With 50 people from all different backgrounds of the band's history, they squeezed into a live room and sang their hearts out before an after party commenced where fans became friends with each other. This event was the final part of the recording process on the album, and arguably the most exciting and enjoyable to boot. It was a lovely experience. A pinnacle moment to their story which redefined the band's thoughts on how to name their debut.
Atelo came from the word Atelophobia which is the fear of not doing something right or the fear of not being good enough. Quite simply put it's a fear of imperfection. Over the two years the band self produced this record whilst touring up and down the UK, experiencing numerous emotional lows and highs along the way. Having spent so much time on this record while developing their sound and live show they'd somehow forgotten whether their work was how they originally intended it to be or whether or not it was even good any more. Nevertheless, the group vocal recording day re-defined that feeling to them, going away with hope and encouragement from witnessing the few reactions from their fans, friends and family's first listen of the album's material. It was then that the band's Atelophobia was gone, through the uniting of people who got together and experienced Eyre Llew's two years of hard work for the very first time.