The Unusual History of Ether is a songwriting partnership between Irish singer-songwriter Rebecca Collins and Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug. The two met when playing together at the Dublin Fringe Festival several years ago and forged a musical connection, resulting in ‘The Unusual History of Ether’ and Rebecca relocating to Copenhagen.
The fruits of coalition are fresh, slightly dark but profoundly beautiful indie pop songs, which are sung with passion, performed with grace and recorded quite beautifully. The Unusual History of Ether do, at times, recall the noir-ish, Gothic parts of Anna Calvi’s irresistible self titled debut from last year; particularly ‘Joshua’. Not a bad thing at all. There is a lot of potential here, especially as it has the potential to unite indie fans and lovers of pop in admiration.
The Unusual History of Ether released their debut EP Part One earlier in the year and have an album coming sometime in next year. Before all that, they will be touring Ireland in October/November, including Dublin’s The Workman’s Club (31/10) & The Riverbank, Newbridge (01/11). Full list of tour dates here.