With 4 single releases, live sessions for 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland, 2 headline UK tours, festival appearances inc. CELTIC CONNECTIONS, RESONATE LIVE & EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, and a collaboration with BELLE & SEBASTIAN (Best Friend/ Matador Records) – 2018 was the year for Carla J. Easton.
All this was accentuated by the anticipated release of sophomore album IMPOSSIBLE STUFF via OLIVE GROVE RECORDS - 10 tracks of Spector-esque productions, fusing analogue synths, anthemic brass and strings with stacked double drums - from one of Scotlands most significant voices and prolific writers.
Receiving critical acclaim, the album features THE GUARDIAN TRACK OF THE WEEK orchestral blowout DREAMERS ON THE RUN, the RECORD OF THE DAY gorgeous synth blip LIGHTS IN THE DARK and the bubblegum with razorblades BBC RADIO SCOTLAND SINGLE OF THE WEEK brass swagger WANTING WHAT I CANT HAVE.
Produced by HOWARD BILERMAN (ARCADE FIRE/ LEONARD COHEN/ BRITISH SEA POWER), IMPOSSIBLE STUFF was recorded in stereo in Montreal at the world renowned HOTEL2TANGO studios, made with support from Creative Scotland and Help Musicians UK.
Impossible Stuff is a wander in a direction that should see Easton take her place among the trailblazers that have come before her. ★★★★ - The List
Nothing is impossible on Carla J. Eastons debut solo album Impossible Stuff, lets just say its absolutely brilliant.★★★★ - The Skinny
a stunning album from one of Scotland’s most talented singer-songwriters. ★★★★ - The Music Brewery
a contender for the album of the year! - Vinyl Villain
It’s really, really difficult to put into words just how amazing Impossible Stuff is. It’s such an unbelievable experience that is utterly engrossing – Small Music Scene
gorgeous mix of synths, layered guitars parts and Korg drum patterns that build in intensity with Carla’s Kate Bush-esque vocals. RECORD OF THE DAY
Orchestral blowout for choir, tubular bells and church organ, all wrapped in a witty lo-fi video.
it’s an instant electro pop gem you will have playing time over time. A&R Factory
aston’s songwriting skills have flourished and grown tremendously. RAVECHILD
bubblegum with razorblades - BBC SCOTLAND