by / July 19th, 2010 /

Ellie Goulding – Tripod, Dublin

Ellie Goulding has announced an Irish date Tripod on Tuesday 30th November. Tickets priced €24.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or online at www.ticketmaster.ie

Ellie Goulding is a complicated thing in a seemingly simple package. On first hearing, she’s a bright and shiny 22 year old singer-songwriter, with her fingers on her guitar, her feet in a night-club and her head in the heavens. But very few singer-songwriters, young or old, can flip between dance-til-you-drop euphoria (‘Starry Eyed’) and wistful, journeying space-folk (‘Guns and Horses’), between lyrics that talk obliquely about sleeping around (‘Under The Sheets’) and those that pin-point the love-hate relationship every leaver has about their home town (‘Wish I Stayed’). Very few can do all that and leave us, the listeners, with enchantment, curious romance and, somehow, a sense of vastness, of travel, of space and time. It’s pop, Jim, but not as we know it.

Ellie’s songs are built around big proper tunes that lift you up and spin you round, yet there’s something off-centre about them, something sparkly, filmic, haunting, odd. She mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics, spins cool electronica into dreamy warmth. Her insistence on putting her guitar in every song, whether an acoustic cover (she’s done some amazing versions of Passion Pit’s Sleepyhead, Wolves by Bon Iver and Roscoe by Midlake) or a gorgeous song about new love (‘I try out a smile and aim it at you/You must have missed it, you always do’) gives her soaring electro-folk an earthed rootedness. We note that she hasn’t changed her name, that she doesn’t hide behind a stage persona. She is who she is. And in person, Ellie is direct. Honest to a fault.

Ellie’s songs are built around big proper tunes that lift you up and spin you round, yet there’s something off-centre about them, something sparkly, filmic, haunting, odd. She mixes heartfelt emotion with other-wordly atmospherics, spins cool electronica into dreamy warmth. Her insistence on putting her guitar in every song, whether an acoustic cover (she’s done some amazing covers of Passion Pit’s Sleepyhead, Wolves by Bon Iver and Roscoe by Midlake) or a gorgeous song about new love gives her soaring electro-folk an earthed rootedness.

Ellie Goulding plays Tripod on Tuesday 30th November. Tickets priced €24.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale this Friday at 9am.

  • Hayley K

    there is nothing on the tripod website or ticketmaster about this event?and its on none of ellies websites?

  • Hayley K

    i know it just doesnt say it anywhere..im sorry i just dont want to get excited for something if its not happening!thanks for your help! 🙂

  • Its def happening. Mentioned it to the promoter today at an interview. Go ahead and get excited 😉

  • Hayley K

    heyy guys i got my ticket friday at 9 and am right up close…thankyou guys so much it wouldnt of happened without you 🙂

  • Hayley K

    heyy guys i got my ticket friday at 9 and am right up close…thankyou guys so much it wouldnt of happened without you 🙂 THANKYOU!

  • Glad you got sorted Hayley!