Carla J. Easton

Singer Songwriter. Glasgow. Scotland.

 

Carla J. Easton started out writing in the now cult-like  FUTURISTIC RETRO CHAMPIONS before founding the Spector-esque Girl-Group TEENCANTEEN.  A productive 2016 saw the release of 2 critically acclaimed albums – TeenCanteen's 'SAY IT ALL WITH A KISS' (Longlisted for the Scottish Album of The Year 2017) and her debut solo album 'HOMEMADE LEMONADE' released under the alias  ETTE (Bandcamp's #4 Album of 2016). Easton has performed across many key festivals and showcases both in the UK and Internationally, including The Great Escape, Edinburgh International Festival, Celtic Connections, Kendal Calling, Xpo North, Festival No. 6, Indietracks, T in The Park, Electric Fields, POP! Montreal and Indiefjord with 7 live sessions for BBC 6Music.

 

 

2017 saw Easton working with producer HOWARD BILERMAN to record her sophomore solo studio album IMPOSSIBLE STUFF (released on Olive Grove Records 2018) at Hotel2Tango, Montreal, Canada. The album includes singles LIGHTS IN THE DARK (RECORD OF THE DAY) and GUARDIAN TRACK OF THE WEEK DREAMERS ON THE RUN. 2018 also saw the release of BEST FRIEND on the BELLE & SEBASTIAN 'HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS EP (PART 3)' (Matador Records) which Easton sings lead vocals on and co-wrote with Stuart Murdoch. She has also written for BMX BANDITS, collaborated with THE SCOTTISH OPERA for BBC Arts and has recently joined legendary Scottish band THE VASELINES for current live dates.

Carla J. Easton is the indomitable Princess of DIY Pop with a Post-Punk Ethos, fast emerging as one of Scotland's significant voices and prolific writers from Glasgow’s rich musical landscape.

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"This is essential indie pop. An indulgence for the fantasists and a cue to believe that nothing is impossible if you want it enough."

 LOUDER THAN WAR

 

''Nothing is impossible on Carla J. Easton's debut solo album Impossible Stuff, let's just say it's absolutely brilliant."  

THE SKINNY

 

"Impossible Stuff is a wander in a direction that should see Easton take her place among the trailblazers that have come before her."

THE LIST

 

"Orchestral blowout for choir, tubular bells and church organ"

THE GUARDIAN

 

''With Impossible Stuff, Carla J. Easton has conjured up a gem of an album, which sets a benchmark for exuberant and innovative indie-pop in this country. ''

THE FOUNTAIN

 

“Musically varied, packed full of symphonic strings, brass and synth arrangements, the LP is awash with her signature melody-driven, dreamy pop.”

UNDER THE RADAR, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

 

“ Her new album is a glorious feast of intelligent indie pop songs that fizz with exuberance and lovingly crafted textures. With echoes of early Arcade Fire in the opening piano build up, this uplifting and stomping delight is one of the album’s standout tracks that will have you smiling along to its joyful finale.”

RECORD OF THE DAY

 

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Carla J. Easton gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation