I’m Ella Louise Scott – Ells for short – a twenty-year-old token Geordie gal living in the North West, studying at The University of Salford.
Cigarette Sounds originally started in a bedroom in rural Northumberland during gruelling Sixth Form studies, where my diet consisted of nothing more than music, peanut butter and lemon curd toasties accompanied by sugary tea.
Three years on, my diet still consists of the same, yet has been enhanced with an ever-growing passion for travelling the cities of Europe; scouring the streets and tapping into the crannies of Manchester for the tastiest menus and washing down every experience with a glass of prosecco or a sip of craft beer. Or, just your good old-fashioned soy vanilla latte… I swear I am not that girl! (I am, I am, I am.)
When I’m not bubbling away on Cigarette Sounds, I am a News Assistant for Gigslutz.co.uk. Catch my bleary eyes glued to a laptop screen in a coffee shop, listing the latest news stories from the music industry, or frantically putting down words about the havoc caused last night at your local music venue. With Gigslutz, I have been fortunate enough to race up-and-down the country as a Festival Reporter and Interviewer for the past three years. Some of the festivals I have covered for Gigslutz include Isle of Wight Festival, Liverpool Sound City and T in The Park. Some of the artists I have had the chance to chat to include Metronomy and The Strypes.
Aside from writing (yes, there is life outside) I work part-time as a bartender/waitress in the cool-for-cats area of Manchester, commonly known as the indie-dreamboat-paradise of Northern Quarter. If you ever need someone to serve you sickly-sweet cocktails, milkshakes by the gallon or the wheat beer of your dreams. I am your gal.
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