Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

ELKI - vox, keys Ross - guitar Brendan - keys Josh - bass Rob - drums


Influences

Catatonia, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach


Website

soundcloud.com/elkimusic

Bio

“ ELKI makes some seriously powerful indie pop tunes. She commands a wonderfully textured voice and dangerously catchy pop sensibilities.” - Stereogum (USA)

“ ELKI’s brilliance lies in her vivid and unorthodox storytelling.” - The Revue

“ This emerging Sydney newcomer is here to take over, and she’s not going anywhere once she pulls that off. ” - Pilerats

“ First there was Kate Bush. Then came Regina Spektor. Now we’ve got ELKI.” - Purple Sneakers

ELKI makes powerful alt-pop with a strong command of storytelling. Counting Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, and Burt Bacharach as her most important influences, she has been fine-tuning her craft by writing and recording demos using an antiquated Mac and a serious case of OCD. Realising she would just continue to re-record each tune over and over again, ELKI decided it would be a good idea to find a like-minded producer to assist. After receiving enthusiastic responses from multiple international heavyweight producers, she decided on Meg Mac producer, ex Eskimo Joe, Joel Quartermain.

With four singles released, ELKI has already been feted by the likes of Stereogum, Pop Justice & Indie Shuffle. Her first single, Sirens, received BBC Radio 1 play, triple j play, and stellar reviews from the US and UK. Thunder (single #2) was added to FBi rotation, and triple j, Golden Age (single #3) garnered full rotation on triple j, and her most recent tune, Beautiful Mess, was also added to triple j. ELKI was also a finalist in the prestigious Vanda and Young Songwriting competition.

Following a recent national tour supporting Bec Sandridge and an acclaimed showcase at BIGSOUND, ELKI has just been signed to one of Australia’s top live booking agencies, Select music. Next year this exciting new artist has multiple festivals lined up and the launch of a debut EP.

Links:
facebook: www.facebook.com/elkimusic
Instagram: www.instagram.com/elkimusic

Contact: elkipop@gmail.com

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

26 Oct 2017

Triple J
40

The vocal range and dynamics in your voice are something special, but with the strength of the song-writing you've shown surely the sky's the limit.

The vocal range and dynamics in your voice are something special, but with the strength of the song-writing you've shown surely the sky's the limit.

Review

Review by Veronica Milsom Veronica Milsom

11 May 2017

Triple J
40

Love this. Wanted to suss out what you've been up to after Golden Age and this is a stellar next track. The song is anything but a beautiful mess - perfectly constructed and effortlessly excellent. Great work!

Love this. Wanted to suss out what you've been up to after Golden Age and this is a stellar next track. The song is anything but a beautiful mess - perfectly constructed and effortlessly excellent. Great work!

Review

Review of Golden Age by ELKI Bridget Hustwaite

04 Feb 2017

Triple J
40

This is sounding really great on the radio at the moment. Strong alt-pop that reminds me of Kimbra/Washington/Montaigne - conquering and kickass!

This is sounding really great on the radio at the moment. Strong alt-pop that reminds me of Kimbra/Washington/Montaigne - conquering and kickass!