Local band The Ellies release debut album ahead of first tour

Local band The Ellies release debut album ahead of first tour

A Fife band has just released their debut album and are preparing to go on their first tour.

The Ellies are an indie rock band from Cowdenbeath and Glenrothes, formed by drummer Marc Hood, bassist Wullie Haldane and guitarist Davie Pugh.

Davie, who lives in Cowdenbeath but is originally from Glenrothes, said: “We’ve been gigging since 2014 and released our debut album ‘Same Old Silence’ on the 9th December.

The Ellies
The Ellies

“We recorded it in two days at Fall On Studios in Dundee. It was only meant to be a six-song EP because we only had limited time in the studio, but we ended up getting ten recorded so the EP became a ten song album!”

The Ellies recently supported Root System at the Greenside in Leslie.

And they regularly play venues in Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.

The trio have been friends since childhood.

Davie said: “We’ve been mates since we were kids growing up in Glenrothes. There’s a park where we used to play football and hang around called the Ellies, so we stole the name from that!”

The album cover of Same Old Silence
The album cover of Same Old Silence

Their regular gigs at Monty’s and PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline have won them a growing Fife following. But The Ellies hope to further their success when they go on tour.

Davie revealed: “We are supporting 90s Britpop band Dodgy on their UK tour in early 2017 and will also be taking our own album on tour around Scotland From January to March.”

‘Same Old Silence’ can be bought in CD format at the band’s gigs, through the band’s Facebook page or downloaded online from sites such as Spotify.

Listen to The Ellies on Soundcloud

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