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



Warwick man 'smashes door' at Liquor Legends

CHARGED: A man allegedly threw a rock at the glass doors at Liquor Legends last night.

A rock was allegedly used to damage doors 'beyond repair'

FAST NEWS: What's making headlines this Thursday

BOOTED: Former Sunshine Coast man James was sent packing on The Bachelorette last night.

A VIP is coming to Warwick and Dutton's law changes scrapped

Councils seek more control over Airbnb

Airbnb apartment at Shingley Beach.

Councillors felt strongly about this issue - voting 166 to 23.

Local Partners

The worst thing about being a movie star

IT MAY seem like the perfect job, but there’s one thing about starring in movies that all actors absolutely hate.

Sophie Monk loves Byron Bay and comes here 'all the time'

The Bachelorette Sophie Monk. Supplied by Channel 10.

So why didn't Bachelorette star choose Byron for her "perfect date”?

Carrie ‘p**sed off’ at Lisa’s move to The Project

Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly on The Project. Picture: Channel 10

The Project star loses out financially to new golden girl.

Barbara Walters slammed over abuse interview

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13:  TV personality Barbara Walters attends the New York Public Library Lunch 2016: A New York State of Mind at The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on April 13, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Sucked into the death spiral of disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Virgin boss’ creepy F1 star flirt fiasco

Richard Branson on Makepeace Island in Noosa. FILE IMAGE

“’Hold on,’ I said, ‘that’s enough. That’s well out of order.’

Billy Joel to be a dad again at 68

Billy Joel is to become a dad again. Picture: Supplied

Joel will become a father for the third time next month

Bear Grylls' cameraman separates myths from monsters

Paul 'Mungo' Mungeam on the hunt for giant snakes in the Amazon.

THE search for legendary creatures lands some surprising results.