Swansea-based artist Eleri Angharad is thrilled to announce that her debut album ‘Earthbound’ will be released through Train Track Records on April 12th 2019.
Inspired by a North American road trip, where she performed in Nashville, Greensboro, Chicago and New York, Eleri blends traditional US Country Music storytelling with the catchy melodies of modern Pop, drawing influences from James Taylor, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift.
Eleri has previously gained airplay on BBC Radio Wales, BBC6 Music, Nation Radio and playlisted on BBC Radio Cymru – with her last EP funded by the BBC Horizon’s scheme. ‘What a beautiful and crystalline voice!’ – Adam Walton, BBC Wales.
Captivated by Nashville artists, unapologetically spilling their hearts out and telling stories of heartbreak, travelling and coming home, Eleri explores these themes in her upcoming album ‘Earthbound’; body of work based on her travels around the US, Ireland and Sweden, co-written with former Catatonia writer and guitarist, Owen Powell and Cardiff based singer/songwriter Naomi Rae.
Tracks include ‘This Ship’ (October 2018), the story of a stormy breakup, that in its first week gained over 2,500 streams on Spotify. This release also gained Eleri recognition as Swansea Music Hub’s Artist of the Week. Her second single Smokey Steel Lights (February 2019) has been described as ‘An Americana Dream’ by Welsh Sound Board Magazine.
Eleri Angharad is excited to unveil the third single off her debut album, the acoustic version of ‘Earthbound’, which is now available on all streaming platforms. With this new track, she shows us a more personal side of her artistry and accompanies the release with a music video directed by Jordan Shamsaee & Matthew Brayley.
“My new music is fuelled by my passion for Nashville guitar driven, organic sounds blended with the roots of my Welsh upbringing. Encompassing all of my emotions around relationships, travels, friendships and coming home ‘Earthbound’ is the most honest collection of songs I’ve ever written”.
The album was recorded at Woodcroft in Cardiff and produced by Lee House, previous sound engineer at Acapela Studio who has also worked with Welsh Artists Amy Wadge and Cerys Matthews. The album tracks feature performances from many local musicians: Scott Mckeon (Rusty Shackle) on Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo, Sioned Maskell (FIOLED) on fiddle, Jordan Shamsaee on harmonica and Steven Priest on Electric guitar as well as Lee himself on various instruments.
Eleri is very excited to release her album at a bespoke launch party on April 13th at Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff in collaboration with Rare Events before embarking on her first UK wide tour, playing cities including Liverpool, Bristol, London, York and Brighton as well as her hometown of Swansea.