Forbes siblings Jake and Paige Ellison have a lot to be excited about with the upcoming release of the debut album from their band, House of Tribes. Due to be released on October 2, the fulllength album is called “Paint it Red” after one of the tracks. “We thought it was one of the best songs on the album, so we named the album after it,” said Jake.
“We’ve been at it for nine months, recording here and there and now we’ve finally sent away to get the CDs.” While the brother-sister duo are both big fans of music, their tastes and influences are poles apart – Paige likes indie/folk music and Jake likes heavy rock – which lends originality to their sound. The band formed almost 3 years ago when
Paige wanted to perform with her brother at the River Arts Festival.
Since then, House of Tribes has been getting gigs across the region including Forbes, Young, Orange, Grenfell and Condobolin. As underage teenagers, they have found it an interesting experience performing at licensed venues.
“We have had to tell the police so we have permission to be there,” said Jake. “It’s pretty crazy being a 17 year old and having all these drunk people coming up to you.” “We want to give a big thanks to our dad, Tim Ellison for helping with gigs and photos.”
The official album launch will be an all ages event so head over to Forbes Services Memorial Club to support local talent and youth culture.