Born in Poland, Ela Orleans attended Music and Art School. She left for Glasgow where she became member of Hassle Hound. They released a record on Staubgold, picked by John Peel for BBC1.
In 2004 she moved to NYC, played w/ Jackie O Motherfucker and Kevin Shea (among others) then started releasing amazing solo works. Almost all of her releases sold out and caught the attention of the indie press (especially the split w/ her friends Dirty Beaches, US Girls and Slim Twig). Relocated in Glasgow she just released Tumult in Clouds on Clan Destine records.