Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse, Mazzy Star, Florence & The Machine, First Aid Kit, Martha Wainwright


band members

Elli and the occasional drummer.


Unearthed artists we like

Lilt, Tired Lion


Website

www.ellischoen.com

Bio

Unearthed Winner for Falls Festival in Fremantle 2018

On tour in June
New single out in May

With her exquisite melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and powerhouse husky voice, Elli Schoen is one of the most promising young acts to emerge from Fremantle’s rich music scene. Drawing on deeply personal experiences of love, friendship and heartbreak, her beautifully-crafted songs are driven home by arresting vocals – and spliced with hilarious on-stage banter.

From a young age, Schoen found solace from the mundane in her guitar and notepad. Armed with just three chords, she managed to write and record a stack of gorgeous, raw and authentic songs. Now years later, the Fremantle hairdresser has grown into a professional recording artist with a growing catalogue of slick, beautifully produced pop music - without forsaking her pure and honest sound.

"She oscillates between a mellow timbre, lithospheric high notes and crystal clarity. Equal parts broken, redemptive and buoyant." – Rolling Stone Australia

“One of the purest voices to be unearthed so far in 2016, Elli Schoen's new single, Mumma, is an enchanting piece of indie-pop.” - Pilerats

“Elli Schoen is not just one to watch. She is THE one to watch. Magnificent melody, broken and beautiful.” – Abbe May

“A thing of beauty… arresting vocals…. infectious track.” - The West Australian

“If there’s one thing Australia’s music scene needs more of it’s genuinely talented indie folk artists like Elli Schoen.” - Tonedeaf

“Her distinctive voice is captivating, but that wouldn't mean much if the songwriting wasn't top shelf…. A very exciting up and coming Perth singer.” - Double J

“Mumma builds amongst deep echoing guitar as the perfect backdrop to the infectious chorus line that will surely be on Summer playlists everywhere.” - AU Review

"She’s the act you don’t recognise on the lineup but upon hearing live, outshines the headliner, then you download their entire catalogue” - 5Why

“The powerful, anthemic new single [Mumma] from WA artist Elli Schoen further establishes her as one of the most promising artists from the state.” - The Music

Unearthed in 2018

Falls Music And Arts Festival

22 Oct 2017

Winner

Elli Schoen

Elli Schoen

Big ups to our Falls winners!

They'll play the festival this New Year!

More

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

This one's starkly emotional and straight to the point (of the knife that's piercing your heart).

This one's starkly emotional and straight to the point (of the knife that's piercing your heart).

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

14 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

just, ouch. what an ache.

just, ouch. what an ache.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

there's that saying, 'sometimes less is better' and here a subtle approach and the sparsity has heightened the power and meaning. also i find that when i'm in the water, less is better whenever sharks are involved.

there's that saying, 'sometimes less is better' and here a subtle approach and the sparsity has heightened the power and meaning. also i find that when i'm in the water, less is better whenever sharks are involved.