Miss Elm
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Miss Elm

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Established on Jan, 2014
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"HYBRID EP REVIEW by The Equal Ground"

“Last year Miss Elm released Idle Away and it was a respectable offering from the band. Erin Harrington had an attractive lead vocal and the song worked well together. Idle Away was a solid intro but their recent release Hybrid is in every way a step up. The songs feel more open, the writing is better and there are more engaging arrangements. I could go on.

The songs on Hybrid are ultimately pop songs that contain a lot of upbeat energy. The diverse and unique instrumentation is a very welcome aspect of the music. Take for example the first track “Bitter,” which combines a copious amount of tones and frequencies in a kinetic concoction of sounds. The track has a lot of energy regardless of the lead vocals but Harrington breaks it to the next level. Her delivery is like a shot of adrenaline. She sings with passion and emotion. You can tell she is excited to sing what she does” - Equal Ground, Jamie Funk

"“Idle Away” Ep Review by Traxx Radio:"

“Idle Away” Ep Review by Traxx Radio:

“This four-track release is a pleasant surprise with a surge of instrumentation right from the first track ‘Growing Pains.’ The song is full of energy and is a perfect example of experimentation of new sounds and styles that far too many artists seem afraid to try.

With a sprinkle of Regina Spektor, a splash of Kate Miller-Heidke and perhaps a dash of Sarah Blasko, Miss Elm has developed an amalgamation of each to produce a fresh and unforgettable sound. This creativity produces an addictive force within the EP that makes you want to listen again and again.

The second track has us head into ‘Space’ and brings us back into the true vocal form that seasoned fans would be familiar with. The pace quickens again in the third track with ‘Baby Song.’ This catchy tune reinforces the progression she has made since her initial releases including the traxx Top 50 hit ‘2nd Hand.” - Traxx Radio

"Live Review from our Single Launch @ Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane)"

Miss Elm took to the stage bringing sparkle, light and enthusiasm with them. 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. They got everyone dancing with their single Growing Pains and other songs from their soon to be released EP Idle Away. The instruments swapped throughout the set from melodica, to ukulele to flute, keeping everyone on their toes. They even threw in a cover of Lorde’s song Royals with the two girls engaging in a duet together. Erin’s operatic vocals soar upward adding to their quirky sound, with a little lyrical edginess to top it all off. It reminds me of Kate Miller-Heidke and maybe there’s a little Regina Spektor in the mix too, but I like my roller-skate description better. - On The Door, Lauren P



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 EP número tres HYBRID released late 2014, 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. Indeed, 2014 has been the year of songwriting. 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 spending most of 2014 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 three 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..

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