Indie, Pop, Roots
Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, Combustible Edison, Kate Miller-Heidke
Vocals, Piano, Ukulele - Erin Harrington; Drums - James Peeters; Bass, Guitar - James Lord; Flute, Melodica, Backing Vox, Synth - Lucinda Bopf
Potent Sugar, Theatre and Drama, Ukuleles, Muse
The vibrant Miss Elm are a cohesive Brisbane four-piece, where front-woman Erin Harrington’s intriguing voice amalgamates with a gluey rhythm section of James Peeters on drums, James Lord on bass guitar, and the sweet tones of Lucinda Bopf’s flute, melodica, and backing vocals. With the release of their third EP Hybrid, the Elm name continues to spread, and is now celebrated after achieving a finalist spot in the Queensland Music Awards 2013 for the uplifting Adelaide in the Folk/Singer Songwriter category. The energetic, upbeat act, who project fresh and addictive pop hooks, have become well-seasoned (think pepper and sugar) through hundreds of live performances; the quartet spent 2012 and 2013 polishing their live act on the East Coast touring circuit. They have played at Red Deer Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, and Teneriffe Festival, and shared lineups with musical greats such as John Butler Trio, Clare Bowditch, and Ball Park Music—they’ve even jammed backstage with New Orleans jazz and funk guru Trombone Shorty. Miss Elm’s music has featured on community radio station Traxx Radio’s Top 40 two years running and appeared in Brisbane’s 4ZZZ Hot 100, and enjoyed multiple spins on Triple J. Miss Elm are cultivating an intense, psycho-pixie, neo folk/indie cult. Next stop: your iPod.
Praise for 2013's Idle Away EP:
“Idle Away signals a band that have found the sound that they wanted to achieve and are now exploring exactly what they can do with what they have.” – 4ZZZ Community Radio Brisbane
“Idle Away is a gorgeous rendition of the good old days of adolescence where the world seems limitless and the simple things in life like toy pianos are all that matters.” - Tone Deaf
“If I saw someone going down the road on roller-skates and licking an ice-block I would say they probably have Miss Elm on their iPod.” – Lauren P, On The Door
New single, Bitter Taste now available for free download!
Hybrid out now.
Experience the next phase of Elm; sweet meets dark for a brand-new pop sound.
“You think it’s all a game, but it is not the same.”