Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens

Daniel Avery cohort Kelly Lee Evans creates serene electronics imbued with deep bass and gossamer vocals. Don't miss her mesmerising live show at The Great Escape later this week...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 16 May 2016
  • min read
Who? Kelly Lee Owens.

What? Serene electronics imbued with deep bass and gossamer vocals.

From where? Originally North Wales, now London.

What’s the story? You may recognise Kelly’s dulcet tones from Daniel Avery’s instant acid classic Drone Logic or Ghost Culture’s Understand.

But far from being a Phantasy Sound acolyte or musical gun for hire, Kelly’s fast becoming an electronic force in her own right.

From working in the capital’s record shops and co-penning the track Drone Logic (her first tentative foray into the world of music-making) back in 2013, she’s found her feet with her own perfectly hazy brand of bassy bedroom pop.

In the wake of three sublime singles, which have drawn comparisons to everyone from Bjork to Arthur Russell, she’s now gearing up to release her debut album.

If it’s anything like previous tracks Lucid, Arthur or 1 of 3, it’s sure to skip hypnotically around the spaces where pop, electronics and ambient blur, using sweeping sub-bass to fix her ghostly vocals in the ether.

Don’t miss her woozy live show this summer, first at The Great Escape, Brighton, on 21 May, then at Latitude Festival (16 July) Visions (6 August) and Green Man Festival (19 August).

Sounds like? Grouper or Julia Holter reimagined for an acid after-party.

Predicted to? Deliver a redefining sound with her debut LP, engineered by Ghost Culture.

Don’t miss? Her latest offering 1 of 3: