Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Influences

Kate Bush , Catatonia, Burt Bacharach, Stevie Wonder, Sigrid


Unearthed artists we like

A.D.K.O.B, Cub Sport, I Know Leopard, WHARVES, JEFFE, Middle Kids


Gig

ELKI

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 Apr

Vic On The Park- H...

Sydney, 2204

Marrickville

10:00pm

Gig

ELKI

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

19 May

North Wollongong H...

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

8:00pm

Bio

ELKI is a Sydney singer-songwriter with a passion for the melodic mastery of Burt Bacharach and an ongoing obsession with the fiery pop dramatics and genius of Kate Bush.

Her debut single, Sirens, was spun by BBC Radio One and her praises have since been sung from Stereogum ("dangerously catchy pop sensibilities") to the Vanda and Young Songwriting competition. After selling out her headline show ELKI then toured with Bec Sandridge along the East coast of Australia, and has played shows and festivals with acts such as I know Leopard, Ayla, Wharves, Alexander Biggs and Thelma Plum.

Her lead single off her debut EP is called 'Nightmare' - out on the 29th of May.

'Nightmare', recorded with John Castle (Dean Lewis, Vance Joy, Hatchie) is a playful song of underwater romantic disaster that arrived in the songwriter's sleep.  

It’s a textured, percussive song, with vocal harmonies threading in and out of the march of the beats, hand claps, and mouth pops. It’s rich and full and features layer upon layer of vocal parts to produce a brand of pop that snaps your attention straight into focus.

“I wrote a large chunk of ‘Nightmare’ in my sleep and woke up with the opening verse fully formed.” She explains further that writing comes out of daydreaming and switching off the phone, getting into a subconscious state and tuning out. I think that’s where ‘Nightmare’ came from – my brain looking for a way to express all those pent up ideas. If I haven’t been tweaking a melody, scribbling a lyric, or re-recording a demo, I feel like it’s a day wasted. That’s why I’m a firm believer in turning the technology off and doing your own thing.”

 On ‘Nightmare,’ ELKI sure is doing her own thing. 

Facebook: @elkimusic
Instagram: @elkimusic

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.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

29 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Buoyant, vibrant and playful while weaving together some beaut visual imagery.

Buoyant, vibrant and playful while weaving together some beaut visual imagery.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

There's enough gallop and bounce in this track from ELKI that it threatens to tear away from you almost. But it's skillfully executed and ELKI invites you alongside to skip in tandem.

There's enough gallop and bounce in this track from ELKI that it threatens to tear away from you almost. But it's skillfully executed and ELKI invites you alongside to skip in tandem.