Indie, Pop, Roots
Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, Combustible Edison, Kate Miller-Heidke
Erin Harrington - Vocals, Piano, Ukulele; James Peeters - Drums; James Lord - Bass, Guitar; Lucinda Bopf - Flute, Melodica, Backing Vox, Synth
Theatre and Drama, Ukuleles, Muse
COMING SOON: New tunes. New sounds. New shoes.
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 group used the first half of 2014 to dream up and craft Hybrid--an EP that explores an edgier Elm sound--and the second half to show off that sound on tour. Now, in 2015, the Elm sound begins to evolve again; the group is locked in creative collaboration, pitting new songs against one another for the title of 2015′s first Elm single.
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.
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.”