Eils & The Drip are a Melbourne 6 piece formed in the wake of Melbourne’s eternal lockdown. During the darkest months of Victoria’s COVID winters, vocalist/songwriter Eileen Hodgkins (aka Eils) tapped into a creative channel, writing a collection of songs and recording them in a shag-piled share house lounge room. As restrictions eased musicians were allowed to get together once more she brought together a few friends and former Perch Creek band mates to form Eils & The Drip. Featuring lap steel, pedal steel, keys, guitar, bass, drums and plenty of harmonies, the sound is rich and full – at times with a twang reminiscent of Neil Young’s Harvest or Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, while other times leaning towards a more riff-heavy blues rock sound with songs like their debut single “Fuck It Up”.
Eils & The Drip bring a raw and relentless energy to the stage, one not to be missed.