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Vera Ellen


Vera Ellen is a Wellington/Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist and wildly prolific songwriter, who some may recognise from LA band Girl Friday (Hardly Art), or grungy NZ 4-piece Maple Syrup.

2022 saw Vera Ellen release her Flying Nun debut, It’s Your Birthday, an album stacked full of hooked-to-the-brim melodies, and cleverly guided by Vera’s clear, confident and relaxed vocal presence.

Following her win at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards, where she was named ‘Best Alternative Artist’, and a soaring Flying Nun debut with album, It’s Your Birthday, Vera released her newest album Ideal Home Noise, on Friday 31 March, 2023.

“If It's Your Birthday was about relationships and love and strife between myself and others; then Ideal Home Noise is about love and strife between myself and myself.“, says Vera

Vera has had multiple tracks featured in the NZ Official Alt Charts. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the record was described as a “constant battle between bright rhythm and wry self-deprecation opposite heavy beats and raw emotion”.

“It shouldn’t be any other way, though, because it’s this dichotomy that makes Ellen one of the sharpest songwriters to emerge from Aotearoa in a long time.” - Rolling Stone AU.

When Vera is in New Zealand, she makes great use of her time —  opening for the likes of Don McGlashan, Reb Fountain, Marlon Williams and joining the lineup for three sold out shows with indie darlings, The Beths.

Vera’s live show is magical, unmissable and utterly captivating.

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