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Ernest Ellis Heads For The Cold With Winter Tour

Written by John Ritchie on June 7, 2010

In support of his debut album, Hunting due for release on June 18, Ernest Ellis is set to embark on an East Coast tour throughout July taking in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as well as Canberra, Toowoomba and Wollongong.

From the Press release:
After writing the bulk of the material in the rustic surrounds of the Blue Mountains, Ernest Ellis teamed up with co-producer Tim Carr to take the recording process out of the studio and into the open air. Whilst Ernest Ellis is a band, it’s the brainchild of Roland Ellis who works in collaboration with Tim Carr and other members of his band including drummer Mat Gardner and bassist Ben Morgan. They headed out to the sprawling 500 acres of farm property owned by Tim’s Dad just outside of Orange and set up in the farmhouse and vast warehouse.

This removal created the feeling of air and space amongst the recordings, allowing the team to experiment not only with the songs but with the methods of recording them. Most of the vocals were recorded lying in a bathtub, “partly out of stubbornness because I was in a mood, and partly because I like the natural reverb of that bathroom”. The drums for ‘Heading For The Cold’ were literally recorded atop a mountain, allowing the natural reverb to echo across the valley and provide that unique sense of space usually so elusive and restrictive in a studio environment.

That is not to say that Ernest Ellis abandoned the studio all together. Having laid down the basis of lthe ong-player, they returned to Studio 301 to put the finishing touches and mixes on the album.

Ernest Ellis debut album “Hunting” is out on June 16th through Dew Process/UMA.

Ernest Ellis ‘Hunting’ Tour

Thursday 1st July
Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Presale $10 Door $12
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au, (1300 GET TIX) and Moshtix Outlets

Saturday 3rd July
Transit Bar – Canberra
Free Entry

Friday 9th July
Bon Amici – Toowoomba
Door $10

Saturday 10th July
Troubadour – Brisbane
Presale $10 Door $12
Tickets available from troubadour.oztix.com.au, www.oztix.com.au or Oztix outlets: Sunflower, Music Mania, Rockinghorse, Skinnys, Butterbeats and Mosh Pit. or phone 1300 762 545

Friday 16th July
Northcote Social Club – Melbourne
Presale $10 Door $12
Tickets available from www.northcotesocialclub.com, 03 9486 1677 or via Corner Box Office (57 Swan St, Richmond)

Friday 23rd July
‘Night Eats Day’ @ Grand Hotel, Woollongong
Tickets $10 at the door.

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