Ella Janes is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from London. Writing and performing in French and English, Janes is usually accompanied by a cellist and bass guitarist, who also sing harmonies.

Mechanical Mind is heavenly acoustic folk, built on Janes’ pure vocal, with no more instrumentational embellishment than is required from a bit of guitar here, a few notes on the piano there. At least, that is, until the song steps up a gear towards the end. A truly wonderful piece of work.

Ella Janes will be appearing at the Isle of Wight festival this summer - I strongly recommend you find out exactly where and when and take in her set.