OSLO..London (photos).

Last Thursday's show was jam packed with 350+ people bouncing at Oslo (Hackney, London). The hottest show I've ever played which is saying something 'cause it was 40degC when I played Untold Festival last year 🔥🔥🔥! I could literally taste the sweat in the room 😂 Thanks to Pussy LaRae for spinning the tunes for me, I couldn't have done it without you! Get in touch with her for all your DJ needs, she's the best feline DJ in the world.

Amanda Rose took some gorgeous photos - have a look for yourself:

 

 

Queen Music Video

Last month I called out for girls of all ages to get involved with my music video for my most recent single "Queen". Less than 2% of songs you hear on the radio are fully created by females, I wanted to raise awareness of this issue while trying to solve it by creating an all female track, and now it comes with a matching all female video! I had some unbelievable responses and support (names under the video below), after compiling all the stunning footage I worked with Alicja Romanowska to edit it. I'm super proud to share this video with you and massively inspired by all the incredible women who teamed up to make it happen (ENDLESS THANK YOUS TO ALL OF YOU). Make sure you follow my Vevo page on Youtube and the Vevo App, to ensure you're always notified as soon as my new videos land! Oh yeh..and the press told me this wasn't a story - so let's make it one?! Share this clip far and wide and let's make some empowering noise! 

Thank you to all the girls involved. You are all so special and inspiring to me. Nearly everyone involved is named below, some with links and descriptions to their work - please check them all out. You can be anything you want to be:

Adeola, Ali Levy (Coordinator of Publishing & Licensing at Alcon Sleeping Giant), Amanda Rose (photographer), Amy-Jane (marketing guru), Anna, April Morris (Adult Practitioner), Rebecca King (events organiser), Beth Tweddle (Britain's greatest ever female gymnast), Clare Balding (author, TV and Radio presenter), Deola Greene (mother),  Ella Chadwick (Pride of Sport Award winner), Emily Watts (singer/songwriter), Evie (lover of life), Florence (fixer) Gabby Logan (Television Presenter), Gemma Kirk, Hannah Cockroft (Gold medal winning Paralympian), Jen (in the military and a Paralympic ski team gold medalist), Jessie Tang (Music Teacher), Julia Levy (Business Student), Karolina Mottram (producer/director), PercyThinks (singer, artist, writer, podcaster), Lara (founder of BlitzFitness), Lauren Butler (dancer), Louisa Reid (TV Production Manager), Louise Golbey (singer/songwriter), Louise Sugden (Paralympic Powerlifter and wheelchair basketball player), Louise Warren, Menna, Pillars (music maker and performer), Rebecca Adlington (4 time Olympic medallist swimmer), Rebecca Henderson (blogger & PR Account Exec), Rosie, Shen (executive assistant at Adobe, wife and mother), Sue Lawton MBE (Global Expert on Women and Enterprise, co-founder of WEconnect), Suzanna Bolter (actor & dancer), Teisha Matthews (DJ, producer, model), Veronika (writer, DIY blogger & mother).

Special thank you to my all female tech team: Olga Fitzroy (mixed Queen), Katie Tavini (mastered Queen) and Alicja Romanowska (edited and colour corrected the video).

Read more on women in music stats:

USC News 

Huffington Post

The Royal Tour in Photos

In honour of releasing my single "Queen" I carried out a royal tour of the United States of America.

Listen, buy and stream "Queen" here.

Queen - OUT NOW!

 Today I dropped my brand new song "Queen". 

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I bet even Freddie Mercury suffered from self-doubt. This song is what I want people to listen to when those negative voices creep into their heads. Put "Queen" on and use it to kick yourself up the arse and get out there and make your dreams come true. Take control and be the Queen of your present and future; “be the Queen of your own destiny”. 👑

Get it here:  https://awal.lnk.to/_ttxU

Love

Elle xx

The Royal Tour (U.S.A.)

Currently living the dream out in the United States on tour. 🇺🇸

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Catch me on:

Fri 2nd Philadelphia (The Barbary),

Mon 5th Somerville (Thunder Road Club),

Thu 8th l New York (Arlene's Cafe),

Sat 10th Nashville (The East Room),

Tue 13th Austin SXSW (The Iron Bear),

Sat 17th Austin SXSW (Friends).

This is my first ever tour in America and I'm going to a lot of places I've never been before. I wanna make new friends, fans and family so if you know anyone near any of the shows make sure you let 'em know I'm coming to have a good time 😊  

Love, 

Elle xx

Love Fuelled Hate - The End

So the time has come to say goodbye. Love Fuelled Hate's one year anniversary is officially over! I'll be moving onto Chapter 2 and releasing some brand new music on 10th November 2017 (pre-order it by clicking here).

Grab your limited edition copy of my Love Fuelled Hate CD here:

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Feisty and fabulous electro-clash heroine Elle Exxe has unleashed her much-anticipated debut album "Love Fuelled Hate". You can buy a signed physical copy right here including an 8-page booklet with lyrics, credits and exclusive photographs.

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Or buy a copy from your favourite digital retailer by clicking here.

Here's a recap of all the blog posts I wrote to celebrate the Love Fuelled Hate anniversary.

Thanks for tuning in. 

Elle xx

I Understand

 Bath-time production anyone?!

Bath-time production anyone?!

"I Understand" was the final song I wrote for my album and the only one that was 100% written, produced and (mostly mixed) by me. It nearly didn't make it onto the album because I didn't believe in myself enough as a producer. I didn't think my work was good enough to stand up next to the songs that "real producers" had worked on (even though I produced 95% of Shoot and co-produced everything else). But in the end the song felt too important to leave out. It sums up everything on the album for me almost bringing it full-circle to love again.

People do awful things. Sometimes it can be so difficult to get your head around why someone would hurt another human-being. Sometimes the scars someone leaves can be so deep that they seem unforgivable. But spending energy on emotions like hatred just kills you from the inside out, and filling a heart with an obsession for revenge means losing precious time to help yourself and others. I've seen so many people destroyed by hate and their unwillingness to let it go. 

"I Understand" goes out to all those people who've been hurt and are still waiting for an apology they're never going to get. It's time to move on with your life. 


Writing I Understand

I started writing "I Understand" on the piano:

I didn't want a piano ballad on the album. I wanted to experiment and see if I could make something that was electronic but still emotive. I recorded a "guide" vocal in my home-made vocal booth (out of plastic tubes and moving-rugs), then I cut it up and sampled it with my AKAI MPK mini keyboard. I did it all on my laptop for a couple of days..even with it precariously balanced while I was in the bath at one point...girl's gotta work, but girl's gotta smell good too!