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E L L E E X X E
ELLE EXXE (pronounced L.X.) is a Scottish singer/songwriter with three singles under her belt. The electro-clash starlet has just released her debut EP with a music video for ‘Home with You’, which premiered on FAULT Magazine. One year since of Elle Exxe’s birth, she has gone on to achieve many things. Her three singles have received raving reviews from the likes of Pop Justice, The Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus & Clash. Physical press have started to notice Elle Exxe too, Disorder Magazine plastered Elle Exxe across their 5th issue’s front cover.
T O N G U E S
Tongues music has been described as ‘hook laden’, ‘gorgeously grungy’, ‘festival ready electro’, amassing over 1 million plays across Spotify, Youtube & Soundcloud. Some of their highlights of 2015 were performing on BBC's Introducing stage at T in the Park, playing at Belfast’s Culture Week, reaching Number 1 on blog chart Hypemachine and being selected for Spotify's discover weekly playlists. Tongues aim to combine raw energy and emotion through the medium of synth, subs and vocoders. Think catchy and dark electro pop, meets synth rock anthem.
When & Where
Wide Days was launched in 2010 and is Scotland’s only music-business convention. In 2014 it was named Best Networking Event at the Yearly Music Convention Awards and was runner up in the same category in 2015.
Wide Days has attracted key music industry players from the UK, US, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands, and in 2014 featured a special focus on the German music market. Moreover, the conference was used for the Scottish launch of the Music Venue Trust, as well as the Off Axis gigging network.
Past showcase acts include Be Charlotte, Elle Exxe, Mercury Music Prize-nominee, C Duncan and Kathryn Joseph, who went on to win the Scottish Album of the Year Award. Honeyblood, PAWS and Siobhan Wilson, were all signed as a result of appearing at the event. In 2016 Wide Days became the first industry event to showcase a majority of acts fronted by women.
Parent company, Born To Be Wide, was launched in 2004, as a social evening for people in the Edinburgh music scene and in 2012 was incorporated as a Community Interest Company. It stages music business seminars, showcases and the Off The Record youth events, as well as bespoke panels for other organisations.