“ELSKA brings something new and exciting - catchy pop tunes, percussive beats and the rarely seen but magnificently performed harp. She’s the best kind of surprise package.”
— BLEACH* Festival
heart + harp
Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, Gold Coast artist ELSKA has redefined the humble harp - marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance.
Penning heart-fuelled tales of love, betrayal and finding 'the one', ELSKA loops captivating melodies with rhythmic harp beats - infusing her soulful vocal into a meander of moments we can all relate to in life and love. It's easy to get swept up in ELSKA's mesmerizing brand of pop, where timelessness is romanticized with technology.
ELSKA will be performing among the esteemed line-up for the 2018 Caloundra Music Festival this September - alongside headliners Birds of Tokyo, John Butler Trio, The Temper Trap, Sneaky Sound System, Sheppard, and Grammy award winners Arrested Development (USA). She also performed a string of successful shows for the Gold Coast's signature Arts festival, BLEACH*; in partnership with the XXI Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 program.
Securing these festival performances is a massive achievement for a bright young artist whose music is still to be released. Recorded at Brighton Electric Studios, UK, with prominent British producer, Dan Swift [Passenger, Snow Patrol, Aqualung], 'BOY' – ELSKA’s feelgood debut single about finding love in a peculiar place will be released September 14.
Alongside the release of 'BOY' will be ELSKA's music documentary debut, 'Heart + Harp' – a visual-portrait of ELSKA’s early years on the harp, her connection to the Gold Coast, losing her musical identity, and her hunger to return to her craft to prove anything is possible. Creating Heart + Harp' has been made possible for ELSKA by being a grant recipient of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) 2018 ‘Activate Music’ program. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Heart and harp. Love and a loop pedal. ELSKA is for the curious romantics.