Tonight: Elder Island & BBC Introducing to host live Q&A at The Louisiana

Tonight: Elder Island & BBC Introducing to host live Q&A at The Louisiana

Posted on: 11 Oct 2021

The band will be leading a discussion on how to make money through music.


BBC Introducing South & West are inviting young, up-and-coming musicians to submit their questions to Bristol-based collective, Elder Island, tonight (Monday 11 October) as part of an exclusive Q&A session.


The event - part of BBC Introducing Live 2021 - is being held at The Louisiana, with 40 seats available on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Doors open at 19:45, with the discussion beginning at 20:00. Those interested in going along are encouraged to head down early to avoid disappointment.


Questions can also be submitted beforehand via the BBC Introducing South & West Instagram page.



Increasingly renowned across Bristol and beyond thanks to an innovative and genre-defying approach to production, Elder Island returned in May of this year with their eagerly-anticipated sophomore album, Swimming Static.


Merging lead singer Katy Sargent's powerful vocals with indie staples and a diverse range of electronic influences, the record serves as another reminder that the band are operating in a space that's entirely their own, featuring songs bursting with atmosphere and personality.


Speaking on its release, the band explained: “Swimming Static is an album born of freeform musical expression, shaped by overcoming challenges and fortified by the severity of focus bestowed upon it.


“The album explores our disposition towards nostalgia and reflection. The fallibility and changeability of history, myth and memory.”


BBC Introducing Live is geared towards aspiring artists and anyone looking to forge a career in the music industry. The event contains numerous live performances, masterclasses, and panel discussions, all designed to inform and inspire emerging talent.


Previous guests have included the likes of HAIM, Moses Boyd, Ray BLK, Tom Misch, Jack Garret, and recent Mercury Prize winner Arlo Parks.


To find out more about tonight's Q&A or submit your questions in advance, find BBC Introducing South and West on Instagram. Alternatively, listen to Elder Island's latest album, Swimming Static, on Spotify.

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