Originally hailing from Tipperary Ireland, Elaine Howley is a vocalist, musician and producer who merges an expansive tapestry of experimental, analogue processes with a love of classic song-writing and emotive melody, to create a sound world that is distinctly her own.
Immersed in both the experimental music scenes in her adopted home of Cork, and the DIY ethos of Ireland’s alternative rock community, Elaine’s music grew out of years of varied, extensive collaborative practise, performance and experimentation. She has toured regularly across Europe and the UK as the singer in the acclaimed psychedelic rock group, The Altered Hours.
Her debut solo album, The Distance between Heart and Mouth, has an intimate welcoming quality with blending deep synths, whisper-soft melodies, echoes, loops, beats and murmurs. It has received high praise from Pitchfork, The Sunday Times, The Examiner and by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC6 Music. And was named The Thin Air Magazine’s Album of The Year 2022.