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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).

Musician:
Alanna Eileen

Website / Social Media:
alannaeileen.com
Facebook / Soundcloud

Genre:
Folk

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.