Woodes is the moniker for the Melbourne based producer, singer and songwriter, Elle Graham, whose quick ascension into the limelight has caused many a head to turn.

Woodes breakthrough single 'The Thaw' was added to high rotation on Australian radio - triple j, triple j unearthed, FBi Radio and various community radio and has received a mass of online praise from taste makers including Indie Shuffle, Rolling Stone, Pigeons and Planes and US actress Emma Roberts - who tweeted the track to her 3.8 million followers.  As well as being profiled heavily across Spotify, 'The Thaw' was included in various Australian and Scandinavian playlists including The Indie Mixtape, New Music Norway, New Music Deutschland and Spotify Finland. 'The Thaw' debuted at #12 on the iTunes Norway Alternative Chart and hit #20 on the iTunes Spain Alternative Chart. The track also landed Woodes a coveted feature in Pigeons and Planes as well as being included twice in their feature of 'best new artists' from around the world. Her follow up single 'Rise' was a huge fan favourite online, ticking over 2.1 million streams on Spotify alone.

Woodes released her debut self titled EP to much praise in 2016, featured on Rolling Stone, Indie Shuffle and Acid Stag, the EP debuted in the top 20 iTunes charts in 7 countries including at #1 in Singapore Alternative Album charts as well as featuring in the Spanish and Columbia Spotify Viral Charts. The EP has ticked over 4.5 million streams online.

2017 saw Woodes release acclaimed singles 'Run For It' and 'Dots' both of which were added to high rotation on triple j and widely praised by media gaining Woodes the coveted UK Metro feature as well as being featured by Rolling Stone, Pilerats and many more. Her recent collaborative track with Set Mo 'I Belong Here' was also added to full rotation on triple j, landing her two spots in the top #10 played tracks on triple j and cracked over 6 million streams on Spotify. Woodes released her sophomore EP Golden Hour in early 2018 alongside single ‘Origami’ which was added to triple j rotation and received rave reviews from media and fan alike. She was asked to perform for the coveted triple j Like A Version in March 2018, putting a Woodes spin on Vance Joy’s ‘Lay It On Me’.

After performing to glowing reviews at SXSW in Texas in 2017 including being named by The AU Review as the 'Best Australian Solo Artist' from the conference, Woodes was recently asked to support Asgeir and BØRNS on their Australian tours and will be joining fellow Victorians City Calm Down on their national tour in June as well as performing at Splendour in the Grass in July.

LYRICS

Change My Mind

Caught me by surprise 

Always filled with doubt 

Maybe I’m a skeptic 

But you’re drifting round 

 

Now I look across the table 

And your eyes stare back 

Were we once just strangers? 

What’s this pitter pat... 

 

It’s just the same thing, spinning around 

Your just a daydream, playing your songs

It's like we faked it, and I’ve been thinking lately 

 

You know

You could go and change my mind

You got me caught up in the right way

Got me guessing what you might say

 

So go

You can go and take my time

You got me caught up in the right way

Got me hoping that it won’t fade

 

You could go and change my

You could go and change my mind

 

Could it be a coincidence

Do we fall for convenience? 

Had me high then you take me low

Got me hanging onto your shadow

 

It’s just the same thing, spinning around 

Your just a daydream, playing your songs

It's like we faked it, and I’ve been thinking lately 

 

You know

You could go and change my mind

You got me caught up in the right way

Got me guessing what you might say

 

So go

You can go and take my time

You got me caught up in the right way

Got me hoping that it won’t fade

 

You could go and change my

You could go and change my mind

GOLDEN HOUR

HUNGER

Looming threat
In my head
I found I’m in the thick of it
Forming threads
From my hands
Lead me back, I’ll follow it

I got my eyes on the horizon
I let the seed grow in my mouth


Bite my hunger
Let my mind, wild
In the Jungle, wild
Bite my hunger
Let my mind, ride
With the thunder, wild


Fell asleep
All a dream
Awoke to hear it calling me
Final leap,
I’m on my feet, 
I’ve no idea where this will lead…
 

I got my eyes on the horizon
I let the seed grow in my mouth


Bite my hunger
Let my mind, wild
In the Jungle, wild
Bite my hunger
Let my mind, ride
With the thunder, wild


Forward
Homeward bound
Sink into
The Golden Hour


DOTS

I know I lost something
I searched the map, don't know where you are

Looked everywhere
But all I found were embers from the sparks.
 

Everybody's changing location, 
I thought we'd never part
Point me in the right direction
Should I connect the dots?
 

Ahhh
High and low I search for you
Ahhh
High and low I search for you

 

I know I lost something,
I listen but no familiar sound
You left a trail but now I wonder
Do you want to be found?
 

Everybody's changing location, 
I thought we'd never part
Tell me have we lost connection
Should I connect the dots?
 

Ahhh
High and low I search for you
Ahhh
High and low I search for you


NORTHERN LIGHTS

Take me to the edge
I start to breathe
So caught in my head
I’m in too deep

I close my eyes
Don’t have to fight
I come out here
No need to hide

Wanna be wanna see
Wanna free what's in my mind 
Moving in slow motion
All the time
Wanna be, wandering
Underneath under the northern lights 
I hear it calling


I move with the wind
Flows in my veins
Stronger now within
Lost in in this space

I close my eyes
Don’t have to fight
I come out here
No need to hide  

Wanna be, wanna see
Wanna free what's in my mind
Moving in slow motion
All the time
Wanna be wandering
Underneath under the northern lights
I hear it calling


RUN FOR IT

Wolves are out
Whistling
Say "Come here baby
Walk with me..”

Curious behaviour
Only human nature...

Little birdie
broken wings
your voice is lost, 
To the machine

Curious behaviour
Only human nature

In the dark there are eyes
Lurking in the shadows
I’ll shoot a flame
into the sky
A light that you can follow

Make a run for it
Make a run for it


See that girl
dressed in red
She’s someone’s daughter
Someone’s friend

Curious behaviour
Let it entertainment ya
 

Just a taste
A touch of skin
Talking while the
Wolves close in
Like a fallen tree
Alone, it makes no sound.

In the dark there are eyes
Lurking in the shadows
I’ll shoot a flame
into the sky
A light that you can follow

Make a run for it
Make a run for it


ORIGAMI

Something 'bout cha
I think we could make a sculpture
Just something while we’re waiting
Paper mediation 

I know every crease and every fold
These lines will tell us where we need to go  

We tessellate
Cast a new shape
A thousand cranes to come and fly us home

Fold yours arms, around me
We make origami
We got paper bodies
Let’s make origami

Answer to the question
Polygons and problems
We can make it happen
Following our pattern 

I know every crease and every fold
These lines will tell us where we need to go
We tessellate
Cast a new shape
A thousand cranes to come and fly us home


Fold yours arms, around me
We make origami
We got paper bodies
Let’s make origami


HIGHER

Lately I’ve been drawing lines around you
Each one leads me, 
Closer, a silhouette that I see-through   

If you feel like you’re fading
I can try and colour you in
If you feel I can’t take it
Know I’ve been here from the beginning

Folding on a feeling, to be sure
Boy you got me wondering what for... 
Can I do without it anymore? 


Higher
I aint gonna fight it no more
Cos I can make you feel higher       
You & me I feel so strong
Make you feel high
You can make me feel high


So maybe
We can spend some time
And just see
If in a moment, this too shall pass
And we’ll breathe 


If you feel like you’re fading
I can try and colour you in
If you feel you I can't take it
Know I’ve been here from the beginning  

Folding on a feeling, to be sure
Boy you got me wondering what for... 
I can not do without it anymore…

Higher
I aint gonna fight it no more
Cos I can make you feel higher       
You & me I feel so strong
Make you feel high
You can make me feel high


I can make you feel so much more than love
This fault, is all I need to prove
I can make you feel so much more than love
We’ve all, seen this wall fall before...  


STILL SO YOUNG

Small flakes of snow  
Or just grains in a globe
That you shake

Passenger trains, 
Getting slower the older you get

But time don’t, scare me, no
The future's still so young


All of my friends
All of their ghosts
Try to remember, the days when they drew all their plans

All of their hopes

But we’ll never bend, 
Cos you know that once it was impossible to fly
Follow the ones with dreams too high

Star-studded sky
Or just cheap plastic lights
that just blink  

Waiting on magic
Won't find it if you don’t believe 

But time don’t, scare me, no
The future's still so young

All of my friends
All of their ghosts
Try to remember, the days when they drew all their plans

All of their hopes

But we’ll never bend, 
Cos you know that once it was impossible to fly
Follow the ones with dreams too high

*nasa samples,too!* 

Management: Jesse Flavell jesse@summanagement.com.au

Australia Bookings: Casey O'Shaughnessy
casey@selectmusic.com.au

UK/Europe Bookings: Michael Harvey-Bray
Michael.harvey-bray@CodaAgency.com

Rest of world bookings: jesse@summanagement.com.au