Carla J. Easton makes pop music. Dreamy, lush and inescapable. Songs you’ll hear one day and still be humming a week later. Songs to dance to. Songs to drive to. Songs that make you wanna sing along.
First with Myspace-kids Futuristic Retro Champions, then with SAY longlisted TeenCanteen, then under the alias ETTE, before her first solo album Impossible Stuff, her tunes have seen her championed by Marc Riley, play festivals across the UK, and earn a growing number of dedicated fans.
With her sharp-dressed, white-hot band, her Dreamers on the Run, 2018 saw her release the now SAY shortlisted Impossible Stuff. Working with Arcade Fire and British Sea Power producer Howard Bilerman, it’s a record that mixes analog synths, sparkling brass and Spector-esque strings with Easton’s finely tuned ear for a hook. Lights in the Dark was Record of the Day. Dreamer on the Run was Guardian Track of the Week. Wanting What I Can’t Have was BBC Scotland Single of the Week. It’s a record that cuts through like the sun bursting through a storm.
Based in Glasgow, Carla’s become a fixture of the thriving music scene in Scotland. She’s recently joined legendary Scottish band The Vaselines on live dates, collaborated with Stuart Murdoch on the song Best Friend for Belle & Sebastian’s HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS PART 3 EP, and has collaborated with The Scottish Opera for BBC Arts.
A third album is in the works, with help from PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music Fund. It can’t come soon enough.