Having built up a strong fan base across the South Coast, Eloise Keating has got the rest of the world in her sights. In between playing live shows and recording new material Eloise found a bit of time to sit down with me in her studio to answer a few quick fire questions about the music she makes, and the fashion she loves.
What style is your music?
I always find this question so hard to answer but I’d say the best way to describe it would be ambient atmospheric dark alternative pop.
Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by so many different people, from musicians like Lana del Rey, Frank Ocean and Jungle, to Talking Heads and James Blake. And then, in terms of non-musical influences, I write about personal experiences. The people closest to me are who truly inspire the stories behind my songs.
What was the first record you bought?
Probably a Britney album! I was a big fan when I was little.
When did you start singing?
I’ve sung since I can remember! My mum used to put CDs on in the car and apparently I’d sing along the whole journey non-stop. I started singing lessons at 8 years old, then started gigging when I was about 16.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Hopefully very happy and being successful while doing what I love… And owning a French bulldog.
Who is your biggest fashion influence?
I love looking to fashion bloggers for style inspiration. But I also adore the Olsen twins and Alexa Chung’s style.
What favourite items do you have in your wardrobe?
I have a big lilac fluffy fur coat and an all silver backpack both from Whistles that I’m obsessed with. I’ve also been loving my Stan Smiths recently to wear with both casual and dressed up outfits.
Where do you produce your music?
I have a set up in my room with all the equipment I need. But I also go to London to co-write with different people.
Where is the best place you have ever performed?
The Social in London is the coolest little underground venue which is really intimate with a great atmosphere, I loved playing there. But the Camden Crawl was also such a cool gig to play! The venue was small and crowded but people really seemed to stop what they were doing and listen even though it was a crammed pub!
Where is the best place you haven’t performed?
Definitely The Royal Albert Hall. We went to see The 1975 and were right in the middle, 4 rows back. It was a breathtaking venue.
What is your favourite memory from your career so far?
Probably when things started to take off and the amount of emails I got and blog posts that were written about Be My Ghost when I first uploaded it. That was a very exciting time!
Photographs by Francesca Williams. Edits by Jonny Williams.