Naz & Ella are an indie-folk duo writing about more than just love and heartbreak. While they are not opposed to writing the odd love song, it is current political and social issues that have captured the attention of this indie-folk duo, which inspired their debut EP, In Limbo. Aptly named, In Limbo focuses on the state of uncertainty that personal and social issues, or even political events can induce. With songs about Brexit (In Limbo) and the freedom to love (Love Is Love) featured on their EP, Naz & Ella voice their thoughts on topics frequently neglected in music.
Naz & Ella are influenced by other female duos such as First Aid Kit and The Pierces. Listeners have compared their stripped back sound, comprising vocals and guitar with the occasional percussion, to The Staves and a female Simon & Garfunkel. The indie-folk duo combine intricate fingerstyle guitar with ethereal harmonies which have been described as “formidable and defiant” by Fresh On The Net.
Since the release of their debut EP, Naz & Ella have been featured on several radio stations including Tom Robinson’s 6 Music BBC Introducing Mixtape, BBC Introducing London, and Radio DIVA. Their debut single Love Is Love was selected as ‘Track Of The Week’ by BBC Introducing Beds, Herts, and Bucks, where it was played across the station throughout the week. This led to being invited by BBC Three Counties radio to perform live on Saturday Breakfast with Justin Dealey.
Naz & Ella with BBC Three Counties Radio host, Justin Dealey