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Ones To Watch: El Libero

2 min read

Location: London, UK

Genre: Indie/Rock

Band Members: Eoghan Gallagher, Niamh O’Reilly, Emaé, Hristo Dushev

Emerging Indie band El Libero are four musician friends based in London, but originating from Dublin, Aberdeen and Bulgaria. Crafting music that melds vibrant indie rock, folk, pop and a hint of soul, El Libero are made up of Dublin-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Eoghan Gallagher, vocalists Niamh O’Reilly also from Dublin and emaé from Aberdeen, and drummer Hristo Dushev from Bulgaria.

Teaming up with acclaimed producer and engineer Kenny Jones (The Smiths, Billy Bragg, Simple Kid), El Libero will be releasing their debut EP Above on June 15. Along with their EP announcement, the 4-piece indie rockers are proud to unveil ‘Butterfly’, the first single from their forthcoming EP, accompanied by a mesmerizing music video, directed by Speeding Films’ Torstein Jacobsen (Robbie Boyd, MYNC, Royal Court Theatre).

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Inspired by legendary 60’s Pop singer and actress Marilyn Monroe and her 2011 biographyMetamorphosis, El Libero’s ‘Butterfly’ is a celebration and appreciation of strength and hope in the face of personal darkness and despair. Life-affirming as it is restless in parts, the new El Libero single is a rousing call to arms in true indie fashion, as it wills its listener to “keep that light on, ‘coz it radiates the darkest skies”, backed by a glorious backdrop of experimental guitar delay effects and an infectious groove on drums and bass.

Blending memorable melodies and buoyant guitar arrangements, with effortlessly harmonised captivating vocals, and contemplative songwriting dexterity, El Libero aren’t just another new indie band, this 4-piece are the real deal, and with a growing reputation for boisterous live performances, having already conquered Royal Albert Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall and the Royal Opera House along their way, there’s no wonder El Libero are already drawing comparisons to legends such as Fleetwood Mac, Snow Patroland The Swell Season.

Keep up to date and connect with El Libero using the following links:

Twitter: @ELLIBEROeoghan

Facebook: ElLiberoMusic