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

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 Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

18 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

I can't believe that we're best friends, you know?

I can't believe that we're best friends, you know?

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

17 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

Brilliant beginning, build, and then chorus kick in. In short, excellent pop songwriting. Ya nailed it.

Brilliant beginning, build, and then chorus kick in. In short, excellent pop songwriting. Ya nailed it.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

me: shitttt i'm so sorry i'm late to the party what did i mi...

everyone: shhhhhh, eilish is playing.

me: well this is special

everyone: we said to shhhhh

me: shitttt i'm so sorry i'm late to the party what did i mi...

everyone: shhhhhh, eilish is playing.

me: well this is special

everyone: we said to shhhhh