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Bumbershot Festival Announces 2024 Lineup – Pavement, James Blake, Courtney Barnett, and More

Plus Kurt Vile, Ladytron, Kim Gordon, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Mercury Rev, Pom Pom Squad, Squirrel Flower, Lauren Mayberry, and Others to Perform at Seattle’s Labor Day Festival

May 21, 2024

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival have announced their 2024 lineup. Highlights include Pavement, James Blake, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Ladytron, Kim Gordon, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Mercury Rev, Pom Pom Squad, Squirrel Flower, Lauren Mayberry, and more. More

Squirrel Flower Shares New Song “Intheskatepark”

Tomorrow’s Fire Due Out October 13 via Polyvinyl

Sep 21, 2023

Squirrel Flower, the Chicago based project of Ella Williams, is releasing a new album, Tomorrow’s Fire, on October 13 via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared another song from it, “Intheskatepark.” More

9 Best Songs of the Week: The Mountain Goats, Mitski, Ratboys, A. Savage, and More

Plus L’Rain, Anjimile, GUM, Patio, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 25, 2023

Welcome to the 26th Songs of the Week of 2023. Last week’s Songs of the Week was our first one after a month-long hiatus and there were a lot of strong choices (plus we put together a playlist of all the great songs we missed while on vacation). This week, the pickings weren’t as plentiful, but there were still some new tracks we liked. More

Squirrel Flower Shares Video for New Single “Alley Light”

New album Tomorrow's Fire out 13 October

Aug 22, 2023

Squirrel Flower — the moniker of Chicago-based musician Ella Williams — releases her new single/video, “Alley Light”, from her forthcoming album, Tomorrow’s Fire More

Squirrel Flower Announces New Album, Shares New Songs “Full Time Job” and “When a Plant is Dying”

Tomorrow’s Fire Due Out October 13 via Polyvinyl; Tour Dates Announced

Jul 18, 2023

Squirrel Flower, the Chicago based project of Ella Williams, has announced a new album, Tomorrow’s Fire, and shared videos for its two lead singles, “Full Time Job” and “When a Plant is Dying.” More

Dec 07, 2021

Squirrel Flower (aka Ella O’Connor Williams) has announced the release of a new EP, Planet, which is due out on January 28, 2022 via Polyvinyl. The EP consists of self-recorded demos which didn’t make it onto her newest album, Planet (i), along with a cover of Björk’s 1997 song “Unravel.” Williams has shared a self-directed video for the cover, as well as another track from the album, “ruby at dawn.” More

May 27, 2021

Squirrel Flower (aka Ella O’Connor Williams) is releasing a new album, Planet (i), on June 25 via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared another song from it, “Flames and Flat Tires,” via a video for the relatively short track. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Kings of Convenience, Faye Webster, Piroshka, and More

Plus black midi, CHAI, Squid, Anika, Hiatus Kaiyote, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 30, 2021

Welcome to the 16th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week President Biden celebrated 100 days in office with a speech to Congress that laid out his accomplishments (including a successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines) and ambitious future plans. More

Apr 29, 2021

Squirrel Flower (aka Ella O’Connor Williams) has shared a new single titled “I’ll Go Running” from her upcoming album Planet (i), which will be out on June 25 via Polyvinyl. Williams has also announced that she will be the supporting act for Soccer Mommy on a North American tour to take place this fall. More

Mar 31, 2021

Squirrel Flower (aka Ella O’Connor Williams) has announced that her new album, Planet (i), will be coming out on June 25 via Polyvinyl. She has also shared a video for the album’s lead single, titled “Hurt a Fly.” More



Interviews

Oct 13, 2023

While speaking with Ella Williams, known by her stage name as Squirrel Flower, it’s easy to see how the ideas of control have been on her mind lately. As paradoxical as control can be at certain times, Williams finds it important to know when to let go of modern life cynicisms and allow the natural world to remind her she’s still alive. Williams’ newest album, Tomorrow’s Fire, is out today on Polyvinyl and in it she explores those ideas of control through the lens of distorted guitar, introspective lyrics, and ethereal vocals. More


Reviews

Jul 02, 2021

The title of Squirrel Flower’s debut record, I Was Born Swimming, pays reference to her troubled birth, coming out of the womb floating in amniotic fluid. Where her debut record represented a birth, a songwriter in constant movement as she finds her place in the world, the sophomore effort from singer/songwriter Ella Williams is instead a rebirth in fire. More

Feb 11, 2020

Movement saturates the full-length debut from Squirrel Flower, the recording persona of Ella O’Connor Williams. It’s a very physical movement where she might “cruise the turnpike” on “Eight Hours,” later “driving through a wooded valley” in “Headlights.” Yet it comes without losing sight of the miles travelled internally. More