Elizabeth Hughes is a Sydney-based musician originally from the Blue Mountains. When she finished high school, she had grand visions of enrolling in a music degree to fuel her songwriting career. There was just one problem - she didn't play guitar or write songs yet. Instead, she went backpacking through South America and picked up a travel guitar in Argentina. It was there Elizabeth met Julia Jacklin and upon returning to Australia, the two formed their first band, Salta, with friends Rosie Mckay and Ryan K Brennan. Honing in on her guitar skills, Elizabeth went on to form Sydney Indie band Phantastic Ferniture with Julia Jacklin, Ryan K Brennan and Tom Stephens.
During 2016, Elizabeth began focussing on her solo music. After releasing her debut single Video Shoot in August, Elizabeth scored supports with Julien Baker, Oh Pep!, Holly Throsby and Julia Jacklin. She has received Triple J, FBi and 2Ser airplay with Brag Magazine describing her "powerful tunes" as being anchored by "some truly impressive musicianship.” In 2016, Happy Magazine named her as one of Australia's 20 guitarists to watch, alongside Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard) and Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote). Her debut EP is due for release in May this year and she will be recording her debut album later this year.