Carla J. Easton

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Pop

Instrument/voice type: Songwriter

Location: Scotland

Website: carlajennifereaston.com

Carla J. Easton makes pop music.
 
First with Myspace-kids Futuristic Retro Champions, then with SAY longlisted TeenCanteen, then under the alias ETTE, before her first solo album Impossible Stuff, her tunes have seen her championed by Marc Riley, play festivals across the UK, Europe and Canada, earning a growing number of dedicated fans. 
 
2018 saw her release the SAY shortlisted Impossible Stuff. Working with Arcade Fire producer Howard Bilerman, it’s a record that mixes analog synths, sparkling brass and Spector-esque strings with Easton’s finely tuned ear for a hook. Lights in the Dark was Record of the Day. Dreamer on the Run was Guardian Track of the Week. Wanting What I Can’t Have was BBC Scotland Single of the Week. It’s a record that cuts through like the sun bursting through a storm. 
 
Based in Glasgow, Carla’s become a fixture of the thriving music scene in Scotland. She’s recently joined legendary Scottish band The Vaselines on live dates, collaborated with Stuart Murdoch on the song Best Friend for Belle & Sebastian’s HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS PART 3 EP, and has collaborated with The Scottish Opera for BBC Arts.
 
A third album is due for release in August 2020, made with support from PRS Foundation's Women Making Music.
 
Suport from Help Musician's will go towards PR costs for working with Someone Great on the release of 2 singles and an album and allow me to continue to create music and develop my online prescence and engagement.
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