Echo Trails

Live Act Alternative Rock Postrock Female
Echo Trails - Alternative Rock Postrock Female Live Act in Cambridge

Echo Trails Short Info

Echo Trails are a female-fronted alt-rock five piece based in London and Cambridge. Since releasing their debut album, 'Ode to the Familiar Strangers' in June 2014, which comprised of a collection of songs written during their time in Cambridge, the band have expanded their roots to London, refining and shaping their sound by drawing in five individual's influences into one. Taking inspiration from the grooves of bands such as Portishead and Hidden Orchestra, and blending this with post-rock textures somewhere in between Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Sigur Ros, the band create an atmospheric underlay for singer, Dimitra, to lead with searing vocals and raw lyrics.

After piecing together different ideas from various band members for their debut album, it was refreshing to enter into a new creative direction together, and much of the writing process this time involved jamming and developing ideas collectively. The band bode farewell to Iakovos on bass, who had been gigging with the band since the Cambridge time, and welcomed in Joe, bringing with him bebop bass lines and a love of King Crimson. Pedals accumulated for Andy (guitar), Jules (viola), and Joe (double bass) providing more room for experimentation with texture, noise and feedback - so as the keyboard was lost, the sound palette nevertheless increased.

Once the band returned from touring in Greece, and after the odd festival appearance including Brownstock and Buco Licques (France), they went into hibernation with weekends out in the countryside and late nights at Middlesex Uni to continue writing.

This new sound has been captured by Cambridge/Sheffield based Brother Bear in two live studio videos (In Limbo + Human). Both of these tracks will accompany a further two tracks from the session, which will form the live EP, 'In Limbo'. The EP is out on 9th May 2016, and will be supported by a short tour with bluesy harpist Alice Phelps and alt-jazz three-piece Gentrifuge. Please see website http://echotrails.com and other social media sites for the latest news.

Echo Trails are a female-fronted alt-rock five piece based in London and Cambridge. Since releasing their debut album, 'Ode to the Familiar Strangers' in June 2014, which comprised of a collection of songs written during their time in Cambridge, the band have expanded their roots to London, refining and shaping their sound by drawing in five individual's influences into one. Taking inspiration from the grooves of bands such as Portishead and Hidden Orchestra, and blending this with post-rock textures somewhere in between Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Sigur Ros, the band create an atmospheric underlay for singer, Dimitra, to lead with sea...

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Past Gigs Echo Trails

  • 11 | 2016 London The Magic Garden
  • 05 | 2016 The Finsbury, London In Limbo EP release gig
  • 05 | 2016 The Portland Arms, Cambridge In Limbo EP release tour
  • 05 | 2016 The Lamb, Lewes In Limbo EP release tour
  • 05 | 2016 The Magic Garden, London In Limbo EP release tour
  • 05 | 2016 The Golden Lion, Bristol In Limbo EP release tour
  • 06 | 2015 Licques, France Buco Licques World Music Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Essex Brownstock Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Various, Greece Summer Tour
  • 06 | 2014 Vibe Bar, London Album Launch Event
  • 04 | 2014 The Waiting Room, London Creatureville
  • 02 | 2014 Jam in a Jar, London Album Listening event
  • 01 | 2014 The Portland Arms, Cambridge The Portland Arms
  • 07 | 2012 Cambridge Strawberry Fair festival

Discography Echo Trails

  • 2014 All About the Cloudless Skies Single | Strangely Familiar Music Ltd
  • 2014 Ode to the Familiar Strangers Album | Strangely Familiar Music Ltd

Media

  • Video Echo Trails - In Limbo
  • Video Echo Trails - Human
  • Video Echo Trails - All About the...

Origin

  • Cambridge GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Dimitra Vocals
  • Jules Viola
  • Andy Guitar
  • Joe Double Bass
  • Peter Drums & Percussion

Downloads / Press Releases