About Eilonwy

Music finance, indie music history, and local Connecticut music are the passions of New Haven writer Eileen Wyatt (My Emu Is Emo). By day, she crunches numbers. By night, she crunches more numbers, goes to live shows of the best bands you've never heard of, and collects local vinyl.
6 05, 2020

“Solitaire” is in the cards for The Other Realm

By |2020-05-06T07:49:41-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

My building had its first social distancing party this weekend, six feet apart in the large back yard. Guess who was the first person to get tired and go inside? Yes, I relate intensely to The Other Realm’s new single “Solitaire,” especially its stop-motion video. Enter the Other Realm The Other Realm is the alternative pop/rock project of brothers Kenny and Billie Ward. Quarantine finds them hunkered down in North Haven, Connecticut, where the [...]

2 05, 2020

Superheroes fight domestic abuse in Murderous Chanteuse “Made of Candy” video

By |2020-05-02T20:49:15-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Review, Video Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: Mandi Martini “The superhero always had... something they had to overcome,” says burlesque artist Vivienne LaFlamme. She’s one of the superheroes in the Murderous Chanteuse video, “Made of Candy." The new video recruits Connecticut women artists to fight domestic abuse. Overcoming is a theme of both the video and the artist’s life. Murderous Chanteuse is the alternative-pop persona of singer-songwriter Jennifer Hill. As Jennifer Hill and Company, she was a [...]

28 03, 2020

Finding Love “In the Reading” with Kierstin Sieser

By |2020-03-28T08:07:38-04:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Album Review, Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , |

Sailors carry a shark’s tooth as a talisman against drowning. In a time when it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, singer-songwriter Kierstin Sieser’s solo album, Shark Tooth Moon, is a seven-song talisman for a journey through deep waters and dark forests. "They are love songs, really," she explains--though not always in a traditional sense. “I think songs are like spells or a subconscious humming—they have a power when you sing them,” Sieser explains. While songs [...]

20 03, 2020

Finding meaning with Austin James’ “On Life & Love”

By |2020-03-20T06:19:00-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

“There are days... days spent wondering what makes life worth living.” Connecticut soul/folk/R&B fusion artist Austin James’ new song, “On Life & Love,” begins with guitar and soulful vocals resolving out of discord to ask this question. The song’s journey to release is a story of honesty and love finding a way. In times of trouble, it has special resonance. Its release includes being featured in an Abbott Global commercial--a placement that started with [...]

2 03, 2020

Jackie Lipson Opens Up on “Someday” and Loving Your Mistakes

By |2020-03-04T13:36:34-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

“I wrote it when I was at a precipice in my career and my desire to pursue music seriously,” says pop singer-songwriter Jackie Lipson of her dark-and-danceable new single, “Someday.” Intended as an “honest love letter to herself,” the song tackles self-blame. While it was inspired by a break-up, Lipson notes that it also speaks to the ups and downs of an indie music career. Written with Vanessa Wheeler, the song veers from the [...]