Ellen Kempner nominates some garage rock thrills...
Palehound

Palehound is the alter ego of Boston-based guitarist and songwriter Ellen Kempner.

Just 21 years old, Ellen is already the toast of the American underground, with her DIY approach set against some biting lyrics and kick-ass garage rock thrills.

Palehound's debut album 'Dry Good' is due to be released on March 4th, with the songwriter set to play a flurry of British shows.

First, though, Clash has invited Ellen to pick out some influences and contemporaries - tune in below.

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Dilly Dally - 'Snake Head'

This band put out my favourite record of 2015. Very very obsessed every song is so insanely good it was very hard to just choose one for this.

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Sheer Mag - 'Can’t Stop Fighting'

Every song they write is perfect. This is their newest one and I basically stopped caring about everything else in the world when I first heard it. Also this band is mysterious and I love that about them.

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Alex G - 'Kicker'

My favourite current songwriter. Toured with him in June and could watch him play every night until I die probably.

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Eskimeaux - 'Power'

Great people. Great song. New song. Scary lyrics. Favourite song of theirs.

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Two Inch Astronaut - 'Good Behaviour'

Some good pals who shred insanely hard, write crazy riffs, and blow my mind. Crash on their couch every time we’re in DC and they are very generous.

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Aye Nako - 'Human Shield'

This is the JAM. This song is always stuck in my head. Also the nicest people and Joe has very good taste in necklaces.

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Melkbelly - 'Bathroom At The Beach'

The first time I heard this I saw the music video and was like “this is a perfect song and video” and then I heard everything else and was like “wtf this is so good” and now we’re friends and they have a cute new dog named Joni.

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Catch Palehound live:

March
1 Manchester Gullivers
2 Bristol Start The Bus (free show)
3 London Shacklewell Arms
5 Nottingham Rough Trade Shop In-Store
6 Leeds Headrow House
7 Brighton Sticky Mike's Frog Bar

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