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EILS & THE DRIP

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Just off the back of supporting a sellout tour with Jet, Eils and the Drip are paying Darwin a visit.

Eils & The Drip are a hot new cosmic country six-piece straight out of Naarm. Featuring Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, Keys, and plenty of harmonies – the sound is rich and full, at times with a twang reminiscent of Neil Young’s Harvest, Dylan’s Nashville Skyline or classic Emylou Harris.

Formed by vocalist/songwriter Eileen Hodgkins (aka Eils). Eileen is a prolific figure on the local scene who, at the age of 13, hit the road with her three siblings in family band Perch Creek (originally The Perch Creek Family Jugband). Perch Creek toured nationally and internationally for more than ten years, releasing a couple of albums and playing the likes of Golden Plains, Port Fairy, Woodford, MONA FOMA and Falls Festival, as well as Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD UK, Winnipeg Folk Festival and more. Indeed Perch Creek toured Europe and the UK three times, Canada twice, and played shows in the US, including Nashville. They also appeared on Spicks & Specks, and even supported Lisa-Marie Presley!

A couple of years ago, having written a collection of songs and recording them in a shag-pile share-house lounge room, Eileen brought together a few friends and former Perch Creek band mates to form Eils & The Drip. With a couple of previous singles, a Sierra Ferrell support spot and appearances at Boogie, Queenscliff and Brunswick Music Festival behind them, Eils & The Drip have already established a strong presence in Melbourne’s thriving new generation of the inner city country/roots revival scene.

They bring a raw and relentless energy to the stage, one not to be missed.

Supported by Darwin locals, The Hill People.

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