Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Jamie- Voice, Steve - Throat, Michael - Drums, John - Bass, Ben - Guitar & Colyn - Guitar


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AS A WEAPON, CALERWAY


Bio

An evening at Elmwood blend screaming choruses, melodic guitars, catchy vocals and fierce drumming to deliver emotionally driven, hard hitting songs combining various punk, emo and hardcore influences. Balancing their sound between three of the diverse Punk sub-genres while not being afraid of bearing their souls and pushing the boundaries of heavy music with an acoustic guitar provides them with musical versatility and sets them apart. With an energetic live show comprised of the six members dodging guitar throws, backflips, spin kicks and mic swings An evening at Elmwood’s passion towards their music has earnt the respect of promoters, peers and fans alike. Formed in January of 2007, it wasn’t until April that the band had a concrete lineup. Recording their debut release in may of 2007, a three track demo now known as the “Secrets Single”. Within a month the demo had received over 42, 000 plays on myspace and “Elmwood” were chosen as a featured artist for Mp3.com, Zorpia online community & Myspace music, climbing the charts and holding the position of no1 top unsigned artist Australia wide in Punk, Emo & Hardcore for two and a half months on myspace music. Originally intended as an online demo the songs became so popular that the band released them independently as a Cd single to rave reviews & eager fans. Since their formation “Elmwood” has built a dedicated following off their explosive sound and stage show. Entering the frontier touring Taste of chaos competition for 2008, The band became one of five finalists and went on to win the first support slot by a public vote for the Taste of chaos tour which features some of the biggest names in Punk/Hardcore every year placing AEAE in front of more than 7000 screaming fans. Starting 2008 with their inclusion to the third instalment of the Vans Boys of Summer Tour in January, this year has since proven to be their biggest with the bands inclusion to the Soundwave festival featuring 40 International acts. The band had set out to perform as many shows as possible, playing 50+ shows in their first 12 months alongside respected Perth bands Elora Danan, Anime Fire & Calerway aswell as their inclusion on tours and support slots with International & interstate artists such as The Used (USA), The Offsipring (USA), Thursday (USA), Alexisonfire (USA), Rise Against (USA), Silverstein (CAN), Saosin (USA), Motion City Soundtrack (USA), Aiden (USA), Drop Dead Gorgeous (USA), Incubus (USA), Scary Kids Scaring Kids (USA), Sugarcult (USA), Madina Lake (USA), Set your goals (USA), The Bled (USA), Gallows (UK), He is Legend (USA), Carpathian (NSW), The Amity Affliction (BRIS), Angelas Dish (VIC), In Fiction (VIC), The Rivalry (VIC), and many more. Having recently completed recording of their debut 5 track EP, “Elmwood” are currently waiting on Artwork from Australian artist Joe Whyte (Behind crimson eyes, AFI, Coheed and cambria & Alkaline trio), Looking for a label to work with in releasing the EP and awaiting the return of their tracks from New York where they are being Mastered by Sterling Sound NY. PLAYING EXPERIENCE Sydonia WA Tour Remain Opposed WA Tour Calerway Single Launch Angela’s Dish WA Tour Anime Fire EP Launch The Amity Affliction WA Tour Elora Danan WA Tour In Fiction WA Tour He Is Legend AUS Tour THE ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS FESTIVAL 2007 Feat. The Used (USA), Rise Against (USA), Aiden (USA), Drop Dead Gorgeous (USA), The Bled (USA), Gallows (UK) & Carpathian (NSW) The Rivalry WA Tour THE VANS BOYS OF SUMMER TOUR 2008 Feat. Silverstein (CAN), Set your goals (USA) & Elora Danan (WA) SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2008 Feat. The Offspring (USA), Incubus (USA), Alexisonfire (CAN), Killswitch Engage (USA), Thursday (USA), Infectious Grooves (USA), As I lay dying (USA), Motion City Soundtrack (USA), Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (USA), Saosin (USA), Plain white T’s (USA), Jim Ward from Sparta (USA), City and Colour (CAN), Scary Kids Scaring Kids (USA), Boys Like Girls (USA), Cartel (USA), Mindless Self Indulgence (USA), Shadows Fall (USA), Mewithoutyou (USA), The Dear Hunter (USA), Bleeding Through (USA), Carpathian (AUS), Sugarcult (USA), All Time Low (USA), From Autumn To Ashes (USA), The Starting Line (USA), As tall as lions (USA), Kevin Devine (USA), Mae (USA), The Receiving End of Sirens (USA), Still Remains (USA), Socratic (USA), Divine Heresy (USA), Envy on the Coast (USA), Haste the Day (USA), Madina Lake (USA), The Matches (USA), My American Heart (USA), Halifax (USA) & The Fall of Troy (USA)

Review

walford

22 Jan 2008

40

A very good heavy punk song. These guys might never feature on video hits, but they are sure to have a large loyal following of boys with running make up. Might be lean a little bit towards the metal genre in the vocals at times, but the rest is fairly classical punk

A very good heavy punk song. These guys might never feature on video hits, but they are sure to have a large loyal following of boys with running make up. Might be lean a little bit towards the metal genre in the vocals at times, but the rest is fairly classical punk