THERE IS A NOTION that has been around for a few decades now, which, depending on whom you ask, is simultaneously intriguing and annoying: Rock 'n' roll, specifically the classic sound associated with the late sixties up through the seventies, has died. If you ask Aelish, the four piece rock outfit from LA, they'll admit that while it’s true the genre has declined, it is most certainly not dead. Quite the opposite, if they have any say in it.
Aelish was formed by two sisters, Synden and Rowan Healy, who have been writing and performing original music together since they were kids. In early adolescence, they performed as an acoustic folk duo all around the LA area, and even back home in their native Portland, Oregon. A few years later, after extensive gigging up and down the west coast, their sights were set on forming a four piece rock band. The discovery of Rock ’n’ Roll itself was only natural given their steady diet of blues and folk in their upbringing, and thus, Aelish was born––an anglicized form of an Irish name meaning storyteller. Listeners have likened Aelish’s sound to classic acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Radiohead, and even grunge’s Pearl Jam. The band released their debut EP “Broadcast: Corruption” January 2018. Recently returning to Los Angeles from Nashville, the group is wrapping up their first full-length album “Welcome to Bedlam.” Set for release winter 2019, Aelish continues to perform around the LA area, with a plan for a US and European tour next year promoting their debut album.