Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Influences

Bjork, Nina Simone, Fka Twigs, Billie Holiday, Radiohead, James Blake


Unearthed artists we like

Sampa The Great, NGAIIRE (nyree), Ribongia


Website

www.elszmusic.com

Bio

ELSZ is a producer, harpist, vocalist & dancer based in Brooklyn, hailing from Sydney & Sri Lanka. Her music moves between soulful avant pop & experimental r&b. She is currently in NYC where she is recording her forthcoming album with five time Grammy award-winning sound engineer, Jeremy Loucas at NYC’s oldest recording studio, Sear Sound. ELSZ was included in the Daily Beasts ‘The very best of SXSW 2018’ along side the likes of Princess Nokia, the article article had this to say about her SXSW performance , “She managed to transfix a crowd of rowdy Aussies with a hypnotic mix of pulsating beats, dreamy, expansive vocals and, of course, a very chic translucent harp. While I would recommend seeing ELSZ perform in person—she freestyles on the harp—she’s working on an album that is sure to make waves from Sydney to Austin to Williamsburg and beyond.” . ELSZ also was awarded runner up for Best Australian solo act ( the AU Reviews 5th annual SXSW Awards). She is also known for enigmatic collaborations with other artists, a prominent review of her single co-written with Australian artist Ribongia, said “‘Holler’, featuring ELSZ is one of the highlights of the EP, reminiscent of M.I.A. at some moments with its catchy chanted hooks, & FKA twigs at others, with the twitchy percussion & breathy vocals” - Pigeons & Planes.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

28 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

For such a sparse song, there's plenty to unpack. Impressive.

For such a sparse song, there's plenty to unpack. Impressive.

Review

Review by JackCrane JackCrane

14 Jul 2016

Super Reviewer
40

When I discovered this song is dedicated to victims of domestic violence the lyrics suddenly had a new and poignant meaning. Fluttering waves of synth pulsing under rich raw vocals make for a truly inspirational and important track.

When I discovered this song is dedicated to victims of domestic violence the lyrics suddenly had a new and poignant meaning. Fluttering waves of synth pulsing under rich raw vocals make for a truly inspirational and important track.