Call it a creative choice, call it a way of life, but South London singer songwriter Sophie Nicole Ellison thrives in isolation. A skilled multi instrumentalist, producer and engineer, she’s entirely self sufficient in her work as Hussy, sculpting vast sonic vistas that feel unfathomable and eerily intimate all at once. It’s this dichotomy that lies at the heart of her startling, self
As an only child growing up in the middle of nowhere, just south of the Scottish border, Ellison’s formative years were characterised by what she describes as “extreme
isolation”. Music became her “journey into another world”, and with school an hour and a half bus ride away, she would retreat into her headphones during journeys, ravenously devouring records by Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo as well as s by various grunge, punk and new wave bands.
Hussy will be performing at Paper Vintage Dress in London on Wednesday 17th November 2021.