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Through a discography that spans five years of unique releases, Elle Graham (performing as Woodes) has refined her sound into one of Australia’s most captivating, creating universes with each release that intertwine her love for music, visual art, fashion and beyond. She signed to Universal Music Publishing Group after her 2016 self-titled debut EP charted internationally. Woodes has toured with Thelma Plum, Asgier, Sylvan Esso, and multiple festivals including Splendour in the Grass, SXSW & Beyond the Valley, amongst headline tours of her own. Her cinematic 2018 EP Golden Hour spawned two triple j favourite ‘Dots’ and ‘Run For It’, both arriving on the back of the hugely popular collaboration with Set Mo - ‘I Belong Here’ - which has been certified Platinum in Australia.

In her own work throughout this time, Elle continued to merge music and fashion, finding herself being compared to contemporaries such as Bjork and AURORA through her larger-than-life costume design.

Having modelled clients such as Chanel, David Jones & Myer - her styling and presentation has become as renowned as something that goes hand-in-hand with each release. She has also found herself on television screens with her music being picked up for television soundtracks – the Netflix series ‘Tidelands’ used Golden Hour’s opening track ‘Hunger’ as its official trailer soundtrack and US network TV series ‘The Bold Type’ used recent single ‘This Is My Year’ to soundtrack one of its episode climaxes in season four.

Woodes’ first album ‘Crystal Ball’ came out at the end of 2020, getting 4 star reviews from NME & charting at #3 in the Australian Independent Album Charts. To coincide with the album release, Woodes & her fans created her album song-for-song in Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game. Mojang, the creators of Minecraft noted this as a world first & they launched Woodes’ Crystal Ball project to Minecraft's official social platforms (+12 million) in November alongside the album’s release.

Elle has always been passionate about the future of music and education. She has been invited on numerous panels and podcasts regarding tech, gaming and music. She guest mentors at the Victorian College of the Arts, has consulted for Box Hill Institute & APRA Song Makers program. Elle recently joined the Artist Advisory Board for Music Victoria to help with innovation and strategy, to help guide the future of contemporary music.

Woodes is debuting new music and her new live show at Bigsound, 2022.

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