Elles Bailey releases new single ‘If This Is Love’ & announces August in-store dates…

Elles Bailey 
Gets Sassy On New Single ‘If This Is Love’

Forthcoming Album Beneath The Neon Glow
Out August 9th On Cooking Vinyl Records

16 Date UK Autumn Headline Tour Announced
Includes London’s Islington Assembly Hall – November 2nd

August In-Store Release Dates Added – Tickets HERE

Photo Credit: Rob Blackham

Following on from winning ‘Live Act Of The Year’ at the UK Americana Awards 2024 and ‘Vocalist Of the Year’ at the UK Blues Awards 2024Elles Bailey returns with new single ‘If This Is Love’. The track is the third to be taken from her forthcoming album Beneath The Neon Glow, which comes August 9th on Cooking Vinyl Records.

A raw and soulful banger, ‘If This Is Love’ is Elles’ angry love song. Full of sass and taking the power back from heartbreak, Elles’ stunning vocals sit beautifully on top of the blues driven guitar. “I love the expression ‘when you like a flower, you just pluck it,  but when you love a flower, you water it daily. The latter allows the flower to grow and blossom, whilst the former allows it to wither and die.’” Elles says. “This song is written about someone who trampled all over my heart and I totally lost who I was in that relationship. And if I am being honest, I never actually walked away, so I decided to re-write that story 14 years later, and this time I am the one who walks away!” Listen to ‘If This Is Love’ HERE.

Beneath The Neon Glow sees Elles intertwine British roots, Americana and blues across ten powerfully, uplifting tracks. Produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari) and recorded with Elles’ exceptional and trusted live band, the album is an exploration of love’s myriad forms. Through lyrically vulnerable and brutally honest songwriting, Elles delves into the depths of heartbreak, the resilience of friendship, and the enduring power of love that spans a lifetime. From the fleeting moments to the love that withstands the test of time, she fearlessly navigates through the spectrum of human emotion, offering listeners an intimate glimpse into her journey.

“I might be new to some people, but I have been around for quite a long while. I’m not here for a flash-in-the-pan moment. I want a long-term career in music. I love what I do. I love that I get to take it around the world. So if I can continue to do that, and just play to larger audiences and continue to grow, that’s exactly what I’ll do.”

Elles and her A list band will be taking her new album on the road for a run of dates in the Autumn of 2024, including a show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on November 2nd. With a jam packed festival season in the UK and Europe over the summer, playing the likes of Glastonbury, Cropredy, HebCelt, and Beautiful Days, Elles has also just announced a UK In-Store tour to celebrate the album’s release in August. Tickets on sale HERE.

Sat 10th        OXFORD, Truck
Sat 10th        MARLBOROUGH, Sound Knowledge
Sun 11th       BIRMINGHAM, HMV Vault
Sun 1th         LEAMINGTON SPA, Temperance
Mon 12th      MANCHESTER, HMV
Mon 12th      LIVERPOOL, Jacaranda
Tue 13th       LEEDS, Vinyl Whistle
Wed 14th      BRIGHTON, Resident
Thu 15th       BRISTOL, Rough Trade

Wed 25th       LINCOLN, The Drill
Thu 26th        NORWICH, Waterfront
Fri 27th          CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge Junction
Sat 28th         OXFORD, O2 Academy 2

Fri 11th         CARLISLE, Carlisle Blues Festival
Sat 12th        GLOUCESTER, Gloucester Guildhall
Thu 24th       EXETER, Exeter Phoenix
Sat 26th        BRISTOL, SWX

Sat 2nd        LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall
Sun 3rd        SOUTHAMPTON, Engine Rooms
Thu 14th      SUNDERLAND, The Fire Station
Fri 15th        EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaire
Sat 16th       GLASGOW, Oran Mor
Sun 17th      CHESTER, The Live Rooms
Sat 30th        WOLVERHAMPTON, KK’s Steel Mill

Sun 1st         LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club

With a top 50 album, achieved independently, an ever growing and adoring fanbase, as well as countless awards and a weekly radio show on Planet Rock already under her belt, Elles is ready to take things to the next step and there’s no better album for her to take that journey with.