Genre nomads, Echo Hotel have been in an elongated state of transition since forming in 2018. Their trajectory has been non-linear - originating from some anxious bedroom recordings in a student bedroom in Exeter, wandering the south west for a few years, and now finally pointing towards the promise and the heartache of our nation’s capital. It’s a PR cliche to say that “each song is different” and to even utter the phrase “genre-defying” one must be highly self-assured, but in this case it’s a challenge to find a way around it - each of the four tracks the band has released so far explores a separate strand of guitar music that speak to the band's literacy and fluidity.
Frequent studio collaborators with Jonathan Segar (Datura Roots Collective) and James Storm Otieno (tlk, GOYA), Echo Hotel grew quickly from this nervous one man Logic project to a fully fledged live outfit with the recruitment of James Waldron on bass and Jack Holliday on drums. They developed a live show in Exeter and put out a demo in 2018, ‘Meta-Worry’, to airplay and praise from Sarah Gosling of BBC Introducing, before moving to Bristol and further refining their live performance into the energetic and wry show it is today.
The band have shared stages with acts as diverse as Make Friends, Bugeye, James Choice and the Bad Decisions, and The Quireboys and have played across a selection of the South West’s favourite small venues. Despite this, it’s now - after a three year internal long-distance relationship and fresh from their first headline at the Louisiana - that the band are reuniting in London. Good times are in the pipeline.
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