Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bat For Lashes, Banoffee, Airling


band members

Eilish Gilligan


Influences

Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds


Unearthed artists we like

Frida , Alex Lahey


Website

Gig

Eilish Gilligan

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

29 Jun

The Workers Club

Melbourne, 3065

Fitzroy

8:00pm

Bio

Eilish Gilligan is a songwriter and feelings-feeler from Melbourne.

There is an athleticism to Eilish’s performance – you can tell there’s craft there, a certain training and sense of discipline that’s hard to cultivate without years of work. There is power in her vocals, but restraint, too; She knows that an emotional gutting is done better with a whisper than with a yell. Her masterful sense of control brings to mind Bat For Lashes & Kate Bush – like both those iconic pop auteurs, Eilish has a keen sense of how deeply devastating a lone voice and some synths can be.

New single ‘The Feeling’ flexes a different muscle, pushing the latent unease of ‘Here’ into overdrive. While her 2016 singles lived on the ocean floor, ‘The Feeling’ finally breaks the surface of the water. It is Eilish’s version of a pop hit, breakneck production given nuance by her haunting vocal. Her 2016 singles placed her voice in the back of your mind, but ‘The Feeling’ finds Eilish branding her name onto the skin of Australian pop music.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

16 Jun 2017

Triple J
40

I've been playing this song on repeat so I can keep immersing myself in the lushness of the sound.

I've been playing this song on repeat so I can keep immersing myself in the lushness of the sound.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Jun 2017

Triple J
40

This is a pretty gorgeous combination of Eilish's emotive songwriting and outstanding production.

This is a pretty gorgeous combination of Eilish's emotive songwriting and outstanding production.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

11 Jun 2017

Triple J
40

Tapping into more of a pop territory and I am lovin' it! Definitely my favourite offering of yours so far.

Tapping into more of a pop territory and I am lovin' it! Definitely my favourite offering of yours so far.