ELLUR (Ella McNamara) started writing songs at the young age of 11 and has always known she wants to pursue a career in music. Her entire life has been dedicated to performance and music, and she has grown up immersed in the industry, being the daughter of Richard McNamara of Brit-pop band, Embrace. She is always inspired by the creative industry and has taken the musical influence of bands and artists such as Joy Division, The 1975, U2, The Japanese House, Kate Bush and Little Dragon. With support from BBC Music Introducing on her debut single and most recent single ‘Alive’, she has taken to social media to connect with her fanbase; live streaming her lockdown gigs, where you can find a mix of intimate piano ballads and the breathtaking pairing of layered harmonic vocals with a drum machine, all tied together with raw, distorted guitar riffs.
Throughout the days in quarantine she has spent her time writing and recording with her Dad (Richard McNamara) and Nicole Hope Smith of EEVAH, and has released a thunderous new singles ‘Alive’ and 'I Don't Know What We Are', her debut EP 'Monochrome' following on the 9th of October, with the title track already receiving support from BBC Introducing, Amazing radio and spots on two spotify playlists.
“Her style is unapologetically pop, but with a ferocity and clear influence from the iconic guitar bands of the 80s, it is impossible not to enjoy” - Any Good? Blog, July 2020.