© Luke Wheaton
**** “Bursting with invention and full of surprises.” - The Telegraph
“Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo”
- BBC Radio 2
India Electric Co. are multi instrumentalists Cole Stacey and Joe O'Keefe - sometimes folk, sometimes not. The duo use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something, as described by BBC Radio 3 as, “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest.”
After releasing their debut debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me in 2015, Cole and Joseph, began extensively supporting (as India Electric Co) and accompanying Midge Ure (Ultravox, Band Aid, Visage, Slick) on tour as part of his band, throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia - performing songs from the Ultravox catalogue alongside Midge’s solo material.
With recent live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, the duo are embarking on their own unique headline tours in association with the award winning Churches Conservation Trust and EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society).
Their new, full studio album will be released in Spring 2020 to follow on from their innovative trilogy of EPs EC1M, Seven Sisters & Tablelands.
The duo’s album launch shows are planned for early April next year, followed by a UK tour which brings them to Village Folk, South Derbyshire on Saturday 25th April - an evening absolutely not to be missed!
**** “Exceptional talents.”
“This is sublime! If your troubles don’t melt away when you hear IEC then nothing will shift them. Beautiful, magical.”
- Jeremy Vine
“Fresh and gobsmacking!”
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
**** “Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light.”
- The Independent on Sunday