Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Influences

Aurora , Camera Obscura , Os Mutantes , Betty Who , Kate Bush , Sigrid , Christine and the Queens , Stevie Wonder, Camille , St Vincent , Vera Blue


Website

elkimusic.com

Bio

“Dangerously catchy pop sensibilities” - Stereogum

“ Every music blogger ever has said an artist is someone to keep an eye on, and how I find that annoying, but keep them damn peepers peeled on ELKI. She's really fucking good and has a commercially accessible sound that is going to take her places” - Indie Shuffle

If you love Aurora and Sigrid, you’ll love ELKI.

After working in a mental health institution throughout 2020, ELKI decided to write a song that confronts compulsions and jump-starts action. After penning the song, ELKI teamed up with world-renowned producer Konstantin Kersting (Tones and I, Mallrat). She had previously recorded a tune with Konstantin which had been shortlisted in the Eurovision decides competition. Coronavirus halted plans, so ELKI gave her tune to Dami Im to use as a lead single, and worked with her on it during 2020. 

With only her debut EP released, ELKI has already been feted by the likes of Stereogum, Pop Justice and Indie Shuffle. Singles off her EP have received BBC Radio 1 play, triple j play, and stellar reviews from the US and UK. Her single 'Movie' was even praised by acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice. In conjunction with her EP release in 2019, ELKI did a tour of sold-out shows along the East Coast of Australia, playing to her growing and passionate fan base. Songs off her EP have also recently received synchs on tv and film, and another was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. ELKI has toured with Bec Sandridge and has performed shows and festivals with acts such as I know Leopard, Ngaiire and Thelma Plum. ELKI’s long term plan when life opens up again is to tour in Sweden/Norway and do writing sessions in Stockholm.

NEW MUSIC OUT DEC 4TH

UPCOMING SHOWS:

# World Aids Day - Dec 1st
# Bounce Back festival - Jan 15th
# Tour in Regional Australia NSW - Late Feb
# Showcase in Sydney - Feb 10th

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

it's got drama and size and poise and it's got one heck of a chorus that'll lift people real high. if you like jack river then pls come feast on this beauty from elki.

it's got drama and size and poise and it's got one heck of a chorus that'll lift people real high. if you like jack river then pls come feast on this beauty from elki.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

An epic and uplifting return from ELKI. That vocal is life-giving!

An epic and uplifting return from ELKI. That vocal is life-giving!

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

01 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Evoking the spirit of some fine pop artisans in this - Regina, Emiliana etc. Love the way your voice bounces around the percussive track.

Evoking the spirit of some fine pop artisans in this - Regina, Emiliana etc. Love the way your voice bounces around the percussive track.