Tag Archives: The Ellis Collective

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life, The Ellis Collective are on stage [...]

The Ellis Collective with America. Local Music Video

By 17 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Local ‘n’ Live have just posted this video:
The Ellis Collective playing ‘America’ at the Polish Club 15/11/2013.
Audio recorded by Dave Howe.
Filmed by Luke McGrath and Adam Thomas.
Mixed and Edited by Sam King.
Brought to you by LocalnLive
The local music program on 2XX
It has thusly been added as the 106th song in our local music playlist:

Who wants to go to bed with The Ellis Collective?

By 11 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in from The Ellis Collective:
Thanks to hundreds of good folks who have helped us out by downloading and reviewing the new single on Unearthed. It’s now placed up the top of the overall and Roots chart which means that a whole bunch of strangers can now find our new tunes.
By way of saying [...]

Ellis Collective’s new single available for your ear holes

By 8 November 2013

Bloke folk wizards the Ellis Collective have just put their new single up on Unearthed and you should quickly insert it into whichever orifice you listen through.
It’s called Walk Back Down, and I quite like it.
If you like it too, you should probably think about checking out their upcoming launch at the Polish club [...]

Mixtape from Canberra. A Papercuts review

By 18 March 2013

Hey Canberra,
I just wanted to thank you for the mixtape. I know we haven’t spent that much time together, but after listening to it on Friday night I feel as though I know you a little better now. We like a lot of the same music, you know? And as for the bands I hadn’t [...]

You Are Here festival breakfasts

By 17 March 2013

You Are Here writer in residence, Andrew Galan has submitted this article about the You Are Here festival breakfasts, which you should all probably go to, because why not spend breakfast with lovely people.
Nic Delatovic’s Festival Breakfast with Matty Ellis and Luke McGrath
YouAreHere’s series of festival breakfasts are informal chats occurring most days between one [...]

Ellis Collective residency at The Front rumbles on with the New Gods of Thunder

By 18 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Geoff_from_Lushpup_Images had his camera out at yesterday’s delightful gig outside Lyneham’s The Front.
It was the third part of their February residency at hipster central and featured The New Gods of Thunder who were in fine form.
There’s one more instalment coming up next Sunday with Lucie Thorne. It kicks off around 4.30 and runs to 6.30.
Enjoy [...]

The Ellis Collective taking up residence at The Front

By 31 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2013; 10 February 2013; 17 February 2013; 24 February 2013; ]

Fans of The Ellis Collective (which is pretty much any sane person who’s heard them) will be thrilled to read they’re booked solid at The Front this February:

Each week will feature a special guest performer and will include:

• The Understudy (Feb 3): The Understudy is the performing name of Novocastrian Lucy Hearn, performing a studious [...]

Prison Rules B-Ball Band Comp in Rabaul Lane


Yesterday the You Are Here festival transformed the little used courtyard down off Akuna Street (Above where Electric Shadows used to be, next to where Toast used to be) into the venue for an inspired prison rules basketball competition amongst local bands.
Mixing short sets from the bands and very short three on three half-court basketball [...]

Canberra bands trash talking prison rules b-ball videos [With poll]


This Saturday the old Toast Courtyard (above where Electric Shadows used to lurk? Erm.. current reference… up the stairs from the Indo Cafe!) plays host to four of Canberra’s most accomplished bands AND a prison rules basketball comp between the bands.
This madness could, of course, only be the product of You Are Here:
Triple J [...]

Lucie Thorne & The Ellis Collective – 4 September

By 30 August 2011

[ 4 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

This Sunday 4 September will see the wonderful Lucie Thorne joined by The Ellis Collective for the launch of her new album ‘Bonfires in Silver City’ at Corroboree Park Hall in Ainslie.

Fresh off another stretch of touring with performances dotting the globe, Lucie’s new offerings will find a happy home in the cosy [...]

Unearthed Review: The Ellis Collective. Five stars.


Unearthed Review continues its inexorable progress through the Canberra musicians on the TripleJ Unearthed website.
Moving on through the “drummed” artists we come to The Ellis Collective.
They have this to say about themselves:
Triple J’s Richard Kingsmill praised the “classic Australian sound” of The Ellis Collective as their second single ’7 Days Later’ took out the [...]

Ellis Collective win Unearthed and get onto Groovin the Moo

By 4 April 2011

Somewhat terrifyingly I’ve had a media release from the Ellis Collective celebrating victory in the lastest unearthed competition to play the local stage of Groovin the Moo.
Congratulations all round.
They even got a soundbyte out of Richard Kingsmill who, disappointingly, has not died yet.
Triple J’s Richard Kingsmill praised the “classic Australian sound” of The Ellis [...]

The Ellis Collective CD Launch at the Street Theatre


On Saturday night The Ellis Collective launched their new CD “Means what it means” at the Street Theatre.
It was great to see local talent playing to a packed theatre audience with the big lights and the big, beautiful sound system.
On the other hand there is always a tension with live music in theatrical [...]

Win a ticket to The Ellis Collective’s blockbuster album launch.


The Ellis Collective are having a bumper album launch this Saturday night at the Street Theatre with support from a star studded lineup of Canberra music’s lost childen: Mikelangelo, Vorn Doolette and Tom Woodward.
We’ve got a ticket to the show to give away to premium members. Premium members should email to let me know [...]

The Band Broke Up II

By 12 October 2009

[ 14 October 2009 at 7:00 am; 15 October 2009 at 7:00 am; 16 October 2009 at 7:00 am; 17 October 2009 at 7:00 am; ] Exactly one year to the day of the very first Band Broke Up nights the Canberra Musicians Club presents a sequel of Hollywood proportions. This time around the concept is being expanded slightly to incorporate a much wider spectrum of Canberra artists including musicians, actors and poets. What remains the same is the format – [...]

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 120 – The Ellis Collective

By 23 September 2009

Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast is getting its groove back on.
In podcast number 120 the raucous mayhem and bloke folk of The Ellis Collective graces your speakers and headphones.
Track list:
Out to Sea. 7:11
Nothing. 20:06
Somehow. 32:26
Overblown. 42:07
Secret Signs. 51:08
Not That Kind. 62:31
For the devotees, the new podcast feed (meaning the old one is kaput) [...]

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