The Woodenelves

The Woodenelves

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The Woodenelves fuse catchy atmospheric rock with melody-driven pop in their award-winning debut album Trips Between Worlds, produced by Tim Powles of Australian band The Church. www.myspace.com/thewoodenelves

Biography

Holed up in a Sydney recording studio with too much caffeine under their collective belts, producer Tim Powles couldn’t resist the urge to ask about the lyrics in one of the tracks the boys were laying down. He was convinced frontman Travis Caudle was singing about little wooden elves walking across the sea. He wasn’t, but the subsequent blurry-eyed, late-night rantings about such a phenomenon wouldn’t go away, and so The Woodenelves were born.

With their roots in Perth, Western Australia, The Woodenelves formed in 2004 when Caudle teamed up with charismatic lead guitarist Jonathon Tiedtke. By mid 2005, the band had begun recording their first album in Sydney at Spacejunk Production House with Powles, also the drummer of acclaimed Australian band The Church.

The Woodenelves’ debut album Trips Between Worlds was mastered by Don Bartley and showcases the band’s penchant for innovative, atmospheric rock and melody-driven pop.

The collection of 13 tracks penned by Caudle has already won The Woodenelves two national songwriting awards. Their track “A Little Bit of Me” took out the rock/indie category of the Australian Songwriters Association’s 26th National Songwriting Contest, while another track “What It Is” was the joint winner of the contemporary pop/dance category. The Woodenelves flew to Sydney in August 2006 to perform at the awards ceremony in front of music industry greats including Glenn Shorrock, Graeham Goble & Beeb Birtles (ex Little River Band) and Mental as Anything’s Greedy Smith & Martin Plaza also performed at the event

The Woodenelves have appeared live on national television in Australia on the Rove Live program which that night broadcast to more than 1 million Australian households. The video clip to their debut single A Little Bit of Me has also hit TV screens across Australia, being shown on Rage, The Music Jungle and Song Writers Across Australia.

They have a licensing agreement with Undercover Tracks in Los Angeles and have signed a publishing agreement with Foghorn Records in Sydney, Australia.

The Woodenelves have supported The Black Crowes, Hinder, You Am I frontman Tim Rogers, British India, Sarah McLeod (former Superjesus frontwoman), The Church's Marty Willson-Piper, Even’s Ash Naylor, Hugh Cornwell, formerly of The Stranglers, Angie Hart, Borne and Melbourne’s The Inches.

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Lyrics

A Little Bit Of Me

Written By: Travis William Caudle

A LITTLE BIT OF ME

Until the end of time
all this will be with you
the question that I have is
will you wait forever
you're holding onto something
some vital information
keeping it all to yourself

In the end it wouldn't help
you could walk across the sea
you could do it all yourself
but in the end you're gonna need
a little bit of you
and a little bit of me

just give a little something
and we'll see where it takes you
you can only get closer
to all it is that makes you
you're holding on for something
a kind of divine synchronisation
taking it all upon yourself

In the end it wouldn't help
you could walk across the sea
you could do it all yourself
but in the end you're gonna need
a little bit of you
and a little bit of me

Will you wait forever
You’re holding onto something
You’re keeping it all for yourself

In the end it wouldn't help
you could walk across the sea
you could do it all yourself
but in the end you're gonna need
a little bit of you
and a little bit of me

in the end you're gonna need
a little bit of you
you could do it all yourself
but in the end you're gonna need
a little bit of me
and a little bit of you
and a little bit of me
and a little bit of you
and a little bit of me
and a little bit of you
and a little bit of me

Gotta Get Back

Written By: Travis Caudle

GOTTA GET BACK

It doesn't fit
How did I get here?
I could have sworn I was just out sailing the open sea
Is this it?
Am I stuck here?
Waiting for someone
Someone to rescue me

A feeling like it's anywhere
Anywhere but home
Watching the waves that go on and on and on
It's not the way to be spending my days it's true it’s true
Gotta get back to you

Are we gone?
Are we wasted?
Are we looking for someone,
Something we'll never see?
Could we go on?
Now we've tasted
Everything that is you and everything that is me

Are we gone?
Are we wasted?
Now we've tasted

A feeling like it's anywhere
Anywhere but home
Watching the waves that go on and on and on
It's not the way to be ending my days it's true it’s true
Gotta get back to you
Gotta get back to you

A feeling like it's anywhere
Anywhere but home
Watching the waves that go on and on and on
It's not the way to be ending my days it's true
Gotta get back gotta get back gotta get back

Gotta get back to you

It's not the way
It's not the
It's not the way to be ending my days it's true
It’s true

What It Is

Written By: Travis Caudle

WHAT IT IS

You can make it all happen, with a wave of your hand
Sprouting out something that you don’t understand
Seeping in slowly, degree by degree
Making it harder for you not to be
There is no description
You can’t pull it apart
You can’t work your way backwards and get to the start
You suddenly see for yourself that it’s gone too far
Too far

I’m not saying that it’s wrong
I’m not saying that it’s right
I’m not letting go, but I’m not holding tight
I’m not saying it’s the future
I’m not saying it’s the past

I’m not saying it’s gone and it’s not gonna last
There’s no definitive answer
There is no key
The message is sent from somewhere you can not see
Anyone watching would wonder just who you are

Alone in yourself all the time
It’s not easy
To ignore, everything that you are
While it’s pleading
There in your face and behind
This is the time

You can not ignore it or figure it out
You can’t give it strength
Or water it down
There’s no absolution
There’s no consequence
I’ve told you my story ‘til it didn’t make sense
I’m not calling on favours or angling for gain
Or giving a travelogue of all of my pain
Where I’m going with this, is just where you are

Alone in yourself all the time
It’s not easy
To ignore, everything that you are
While it’s pleading
There in your face and behind
This is the time

What it is
What it is
What it is
What it is, is just what it is

Alone in yourself all the time
It’s not easy
To ignore, everything that you are
While it’s pleading
There in your face and behind
It’s not easy
To ignore, everything that you are
Alone in yourself all the time
It’s not easy
To ignore, everything that you are
While it’s pleading
There in your face and behind
It’s not easy
It’s not easy
It’s not easy

Discography

Trips Between Worlds - released in 2007
Tracks from Trips Between Worlds have received airplay on:
CIUTfm Canada
Triple J, Australia
Nova 100fm Melbourne, Australia
Nova 93.7fm Perth, Australia
96fm Western Australia
Coast FM Mandurah, Australia
RTRfm Western Australia
8CCCFM 102.1 Northern Territory, Australia
FBI 94.5fm New South Wales, Australia
Twin Cities FM Western Australia
Radio Fremantle Western Australia
KCRfm Western Australia
Radio 2DU New South Wales, Australia
107.3 LIFE FM Queensland, Australia
PBS 106.7fm, Victoria, Trips Between Worlds - released in 2007

Set List

Full original material in 45 minute sets.

Song list:

A Little Bit of Me
Weather The Storm
She Sent A Letter
What It Is
Gotta Get Back
All I Want
What Will I Do With You
Coffee Ride
Not So Far
You've Only Got Yourself to Blame
Look
Everything
Out On A Limb
Rise
Change Your Mind