Stumbled Upon #019 - Alanna Eileen (Melbourne)

In our 19th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Melbourne's Alanna Eileen, and chat her latest EP Absence, produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East).

Alanna Eileen

Website / Social Media:
Facebook / Soundcloud


Members & their roles:
Alanna Eileen - guitar, vocals, keys.

What music or artists inspired you?
Initially, I was largely inspired by the traditional Irish music I performed as a teenager, as well as books, myriad road trips and a longing instilled by displacement. Additionally, songwriters like Nick Drake, Joanna Newsom, the pianist Glenn Gould and a host of literary figures--particularly Hermann Hesse--have been very influential.

How did you get started?
I've sung since childhood; this evolved into performing live, along with my musician father, as a teenager. Later, I was given a guitar and started writing my own songs, which became my main focus.

How would you best describe your live show:
My live show consists of lyric-driven songs performed on acoustic guitar.

What shows do you have coming up?
Check out the Facebook page for upcoming shows.

Tell us about your latest release:
Absence, my new six-track EP, produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East).

Where can I get your music?
Absence is available on Bandcamp. I'm also on Soundcloud.