After writing her first song at age 11, it was clear that Elle Graham was going to make a career in music. Growing up in tropical North Queensland, Graham used her upbringing as inspiration; pairing it with training garnered at the Victorian College of the Arts to launch her solo project WOODES.
Elle released her debut Woodes EP in 2016 and it immediately made an impact, debuting in the top 20 iTunes charts in 7 countries including going #1 on the Singapore Alternative Album charts and named ‘best female artist 2016’ by influential US blog Indie Shuffle.
In 2017 Woodes signed as a songwriter with UMPG worldwide, as well as securing an invite to SXSW, where she was named by The AU Review as the ‘Best Australian Solo Artist’ of the conference.
Upon release of her second EP ‘Golden Hour’ in early 2018, Woodes became an in-demand live act; supporting international heavyweights Asgier, BØRNS and Sylvan Esso, as well as crossing the country twice for her headline performances. The EP’s opener ‘Hunger’ was also handpicked by Netflix as the official trailer music for their debut Australian series Tidelands.
2018 also saw Woodes perform at Splendour In The Grass, where she debuted her most recent single ‘Change My Mind,’ written at Auckland Song Hubs only 8 weeks prior. The single went on to feature in 15 countries New Music Friday playlists including The UK. Change My Mind was Woodes 5th single added to high rotation on triple j.
Graham has also been a much sought-after feature songwriter and vocalist, recently collaborating with influential artists such as Cosmo’s Midnight, Golden Vessel, Feki, and Set Mo. Her song ‘I Belong Here’ with the latter achieved ARIA Gold status.
Elle is currently working on the debut WOODES album, due for release early 2020.