Live sensation 'Ella Speed' has rocked on to the scene, now with their 2nd EP ‘lemon juice’’ right after their debut EP ‘Jump for Joy’. This exciting new duo is formed of the Dutch guitar player and singer Rik van Bosch, and drummer Luis Bestard from Mallorca, with occasional support from two or three female voices, adding an extra dimension to the sound. The pair started to write and play together for Ella Speed eighteen months ago in their hometown of Barcelona.
'Lemon Juice', their newly released 2nd E.P. makes you wanna jump, shout and then beg for more! No worries, these two guys are pretty productive. ‘Lemon Juice’ contains four tracks where everything is recorded Live and there are no over-dubs.
'In the name of God' is an anti-war song addressing the silly, religion related wars of today.
'She sings lalala' is a love song, that makes you wanna sing lalala!!
'Ride with the wind' The strong wind of this song lifts you up and takes you away, the turbulance could make you crash, but if you hold on tight on that wild horse of Love....you'll be alright!
'Words' This is a free bonus track, Ella Speeds' version of the famous Neil Young song.
You might know Rik already from his ten years on the singer-songwriter scene, traveling western Europe with his take on all things folk and blues, which he blends into this much louder and rockier sound with Ella Speed. His sweet singing voice transforms into a gritty growl for the new band, and Luis’ drumming keeps thing tight. These two will make you forget there’s not a bass in sight with Rik’s clever finger-picking and mix of pedals, and Luis’ rhythm on the bass drum.
Ella Speed is the culmination of Rik and Luis' years of playing, writing, and listening to a wide range of music, developing their skills and talents to dominate their instruments and bring their own brand of music to the table. Their songs cover a wide range of themes, from the romantic to the political. Lyrics such as 'I've told you I ain't buying / So far they've all been lying / All the preachers and the salesmen sound the same' resonate with the guitar and drums beneath. The name of the band itself reflects the pair's musical influences, taken from an early Mance Lipscomb folk song.
‘Jump for Joy’ contains four tracks, providing an introduction to Ella Speed’s musical journey through blues, garage, rock, and punk. The opening track ‘I ain’t buying’ harks back to the old Chicago blues style of John Lee Hooker, but with a catchy, punky chorus, while the ballad ‘Whatever’ has a ‘doo-wop’ connection that unexpectedly explodes into freaky garage rock.