The Little Unsaid

Award: Emerging Artists Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Other/Various

Location: London


Yorkshire-born songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott has spent several years building a growing cult following for his project The Little Unsaid on the fringes of the alt-folk and electronic music scene, touring the UK and Europe with his regular band of collaborators and building an expansive repertoire of cinematic, emotionally-charged music. With a melancholic lyrical intensity that has garnered comparisons to the likes of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, The Little Unsaid's most recent album Imagined Hymns and Chaingang Mantras charted Elliott's recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, with the lead single described by Clash as ‘entrancing…songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach; by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry.’ Elliott received mentoring support throughout the band's 2017 album campaign and tours from the likes of Four Tet and Gilles Peterson after receiving the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators. With work on the next album already underway and extensive tour plans in the pipeline for 2018, it is already clear that The Little Unsaid intend to cement their reputation as an uncompromisingly honest and original creative force on the independent music scene.