Ella Thompson’s debut record Janus, which takes its name from the Roman god, is an assertive foray into the rocky road of maturation.

    Thompson translates this perfectly into song, with her lyrical inflections shifting between uncertain mutters, husky ruminations and empowered bellows. Her electromelancholy piles in as much optimism as it can muster without forgetting a necessary dose of reality.

    Ella Thompson will showcase on the closing night of AWME 2015 at Max Watts with NgaiireLatinaotearoa, Cumbia Cosmonauts + DJ’s.