Indie Folk Duo Ocie Elliott Release New EP ‘What Remains’ + Tour Dates With Hollow Coves

September 23, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo

Today, indie folk duo Ocie Elliott share their new EP What Remains, a batch of five intimate, honest, and heartfelt anthems. The Victoria, B.C.-based and JUNO-nominated pair are currently supporting Hollow Coves across North America before heading over to London to begin their UK/EU headline tour on November 9. All dates are below. 

Ocie Elliott (Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy) composed What Remains during a series of writing retreats, holing up in Whistler and Sierra’s hometown of Salt Spring Island. In the midst of the process, Sierra’s dad was suddenly diagnosed with cancer.

“We had one last month with him,” she recalls. “We were able to play these songs live for him in his final days. I think it helped us. He was the reason I started playing music to begin with and encouraged me to get piano lessons as a kid. My dad was the kind of guy who picks up any instrument, plays it, and makes it sound good.” 

“Playing those songs for him was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever gone through,” Jon exclaims. “When he was listening, he was fully immersed.  It was a beautiful experience for us.” 

On the first single “My Everything,” lightly plucked acoustic guitar underlines a soft call-and-response from Jon and Sierra. It builds towards a tender assurance, “You’re my everything.

“My dad actually kept saying during this time, ‘You’re my everything, to me,” recalls Sierra. Then, there’s the starkly intimate “Baby, You Know.” Infused with the bliss of a relationship’s unshakable security punctuated by soft keys, it unspools as “a pretty simple love song. The title track “What Remains” hinges on a gently strummed melody as Sierra’s soft timbre gives way to a shared harmony on the piano-laden refrain.

“To me, this music feels like the remains of going through something heavy, or the aftermath of strong emotion,” Sierra observes. ‘It ties the EP together because what remains is everything we experienced during this time.”

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Ocie Elliott supporting Hollow Coves:

Sept 24     Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Sept 26     Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Sept 28     Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Sept 30     Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 1         Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 2         New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 3         Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

European Headline Tour

Nov 9       London, UK @ Omeara
Nov 10     Paris, FR @ Les Etoiles
Nov 12     Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Nov 15     Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten
Nov 16     Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
Nov 17     Berlin, DE @ Lido
Nov 19     Prague, CZ @ Café V Lese
Nov 21     Vienna, AT @ B72
Nov 23      Munich, DE @ Strom
Nov 24      Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Nov 25     Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
Nov 26      Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Nov 29     Stockholm, SE @ Nalen Klub
Nov 30     Oslo, NO @ Krosset


Ocie Elliott pen tunes that feel lived-in. You can hear their memories, experiences, and emotions in the dusty acoustic guitars, the sparse production, and the graceful harmonies between Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy. Their life together plays out in the music as if projected on the big screen of an old small-town theater. The duo initially emerged with EP in 2017. Since then, they have amassed north of 125 million streams and have seen their songs featured multiple times in Grey’s Anatomy, in addition to sync placements on New Amsterdam, NETFLIX’s Sweet Magnolias, and more. Along the way, they toured with Joshua Radin, Sons of The East, Kim Churchill, and most recently, Hollow Coves. During 2022, they garnered a nomination at the JUNO Awards in the category of “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” marking their first nod.


“Picturesque lyricism and a no-nonsense acoustic delivery bring to mind names like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings… there is no questioning Middleton and Lundy’s place amongst today’s folk echelon.” –PopMatters

“…tender and timeless…” –American Songwriter

“…a modern folk legacy in the making… stunning vocal chemistry atop a bed of soothing acoustic chords.” –Atwood Magazine

“…a timeless reflection of indie-folk splendor…” –Glide Magazine

“Sparse, choice instrumentation and gorgeous harmonies make the song instantly click with listeners searching for a light in the midst of uncertainty. Its beauty is in the simplicity of its meditative framework—one of the duo’s most recognizable and well-loved arrangements to date.” –For Folk’s Sake