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VIDEO PREMIERE: Eils & The Drip - 'Easy Rider'

31 January 2024 | 2:36 pm | Mary Varvaris

The rich sound of 'Easy Rider' harkens back to classics sung by Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan, with a twang that lends itself to songs of escapism.

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Melbourne country group Eils & The Drip have unveiled a new instant classic, Easy Rider, with the accompanying music video premiering on Countrytown today.

With effortlessly beautiful harmonies, keys and acoustic and electric guitars, Eils & The Drip have released a track that immediately fits into the Australian country music canon. And the music video?

Starring the band riding motorbikes and playing their instruments, the video is draped in black and white and old-school animation effects. The clip was created by Wildrose Pictures and created on location at Bighouse Arts. Check out the music video below.

Eils & The Drip are a newish group that have emerged out of Melbourne, Australia, fronted by The Perch Creek Family Jugband/Perch Creek’s Eileen Hodgkins alongside her partner Rick Steward (lap steel guitar, electric guitar) and sister Camilla Hodgkins on keys. James Chandler joins them on pedal steel and electric guitar, Sophia Lubczenko on bass, and Fru Parsons on drums.

The rich sound of Easy Rider harkens back to classics sung by Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan, with a twang that lends itself to songs of escapism.

Easy Rider follows previous singles by Eils & The Drip – Fuck It Up and If I Sleep Tonight, appearances at Queenscliff and Brunswick Music Festivals and a support slot for Sierra Ferrell.

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On Friday, 15 March, fans can head to Shotkickers in Thornbury, Victoria, to celebrate the launch of Easy Rider. Eils & The Drip will be joined by special guests Loretta Miller and Freya Josephine Hollick. You can find tickets here.

In a live review of Perch Creek at Sydney’s Newtown Social Club, The Music reviewer Kassia Aksenov praised Eileen and Camilla’s on-stage banter, concluding that “Perch Creek mix the best parts of folk, jazz and rockabilly peppered with their own adorably dorky charm.”

And with Eils & The Drip, the sisters can focus on traditional country and rockabilly, fusing the best elements of each genre together.