Polar Park Brewing Co. LTD Presents
Beach Towels, Dylan Ella
10416 80TH Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6E 5T7
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Soaked in the bright psychedelia of the 1960’s and dipped in the indie rock explosion of the new millennium, The Velveteinsare best described as a bridge between the two. Inspired after living out of a camper van on the beaches of Australia for a year frontman Spencer Morphy returned to Canada and started the band with co-songwriter Addison Hiller in 2014. The duo wrote five songs in two weeks and scraped together just enough cash to fly to Nashville and record their first EP with producer Lincoln Parish of Cage the Elephant. Afterwards they wasted no time cramming into a Pontiac Montana with new found bassist Dean Kheroufi and touring across the country. This was the beginningof their vigorous touring schedule which led to international festival appearances (SXSW, and The Great Escape) and opening slots for established acts including Wolf Parade, Elephant Stone, and July Talk. All this caught the attention of indie label Fierce Panda and in April of 2016 the bands first EP ‘A Hot Second with the Velveteins’ was released. The EP displayed the bands love for 60’s pop classics like The Beatles and The Kinks with a vintage meets garage rock fidelity. Taking a break from the road in 2016 the band retreated to Vancouver Island to write and record their first full length release with producer Colin Stewart(Black Mountain/Sleepy Sun), ‘Slow Wave’ which was released in May of 2017 and showcased a lusherand modern approach to the bands pop sensible rock and roll
Formed by front man Spencer Morphy, The Velveteins were officially realized in the summer of 2014, after his return from time vagabonding around Australia. The band recorded and self released an EP and soon caught the ear of ex-member of Cage The Elephant, Lincoln Parish. They flew down to Nashville and cut "A Hot Second with The Velveteins" and inked a deal with the Canadian expansion of UK Label Fierce Panda in early 2016. The band followed the release with a 30-date tour across three countries which included stops at The Great Escape, London, Toronto, and Los Angeles. The video for single "Hanging From The Ceiling" was also featured on heavy rotation on Much Music. Set to release their debut LP in early 2017, The Velveteins have already proven to be gaining momentum with their vibrant captivating records and thrilling live performances.
Sun Soaked Surf
Dylan Ella is a singer-songwriter from Edmonton. The talented 16-year-old "darling of Champ City" is no newcomer to the stage. Whether busking at farmers' markets, performing at local festivals and pubs, or opening up for touring artists including The Royal Foundry, Danny Michel, Mo Kenney and Daniel Romano, Dylan's soulful lyrics, mesmerizing vocals and charismatic stage presence have captivated audiences of all ages.
In 2017, she released her first EP, Dream Girl, and in 2018, she released a full-length album, FEEL MY GUTS. The album showcases her mature songwriting skills, with a variety of folk, punk and old-timey influences that shine through. The album reached #1 on CJSR's Folk/Roots/Blues chart in October 2018.