Entertainment

Ethelred to release first EP in Toowoomba

Ethelred will release its EP People You’ve Met tomorrow and includes (from left) Eddie Smith, Laura Morley, Alice Mathieson and Lucy Smith. Photo Contributed.
Ethelred will release its EP People You’ve Met tomorrow and includes (from left) Eddie Smith, Laura Morley, Alice Mathieson and Lucy Smith. Photo Contributed.

IT WAS on a train ride to Spring Bluff that four childhood friends decided to form a band.

Years later and the four-piece folk/pop band consisting of Lucy and Eddie Smith, Laura Morley and Alice Mathieson, or Ethelred, is releasing its first EP entitled People You've Met.

"We actually had a whole bunch of names before we settled on Ethelred," bassist Alice said.

"Laura and Lucy opened a book about English history and found a King named Ethelred the Unready. It was quite fitting because we weren't really sure what we getting ourselves to get in."

The three girls have now moved to Brisbane to study but still regularly catch up with school student Eddie to practise.

Miss Mathieson describes their music as acoustic and easy-listening.

"We like to add in something different with experimenting with different instruments so we like to think it's pretty unique," she said.

Playing live shows for more than two years, the youngsters are now seasoned professional.

"It's definitely more of an excitement than a nervousness to play live now," Miss Mathieson said.

"A year's work has gone into the EP and a lot of time and planning. It's very exciting."

The launch will be held at the GRID on Saturday evening from 8pm where the band will also be supported by Stephen Denham and the Superfriends, Ben Bermudez and May Volp.

Topics:  ep launch, folk, music, the grid




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Warwick shivers through coldest morning of the year

FROZEN: Warwick's first frost for the year is forecast for this morning, a week after Stanthorpe's first frost (pictured).

You won't believe how cold it was in Warwick this morning

Warwick bookworms mark Lifeline Bookfest as a must

Lifeline volunteers Melissa Parker and Veronica Betts browse through some of the books that will be sold at the Daily News Lifeline Warwick Bookfest this weekend.

Lifeline Bookfest coming to Warwick

Local choice protects pigs

PASSION FOR PORK: Free range Tamworth pigs are doing well on Belinda Marriage’s Karara property.

Karara producer gives insight on the pork industry.

Latest deals and offers


She’ll be apples in Stanthorpe as festival kicks off

Jonathan Apple, festival president John Thouard, former Young Ambassadors Miriam Spina and Taylah Wantling and Isabella Grape welcomed the start of the 2016 Festival.

It’s a great start for the 10 days of festival ahead'

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 5

Officers drag the woman back to her cell

In this video the woman drinks water from the toilet.

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 4

In this video the woman asks for water as the tap in the room is broken

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 3

In this video police continue their search and male officers are present despite...

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago