After a lengthy period of creative hibernation, which may or may not have included a brief flirtation with faux-German techno, Miss Elm have emerged with a fully-baked single (and a weird craving for Bratwurst).
We can finally share with you our newest recording. Well, almost. Our newest single and–*not a biased opinion*–greatest track yet drops on October 1st.
For the details, check out the press release for Ice Man below:
When it comes to creating music that is both lyrically engaging and sonically uplifting, Miss Elm do not disappoint. Now, the Brisbane four-piece offer their latest single, Ice Man, a stunningly-crafted track that explores what it means to discover that you never really knew someone.
Despite its name and the story that inspired it, Ice Man is anything but cold. Tracked live and produced by Phil Graham, and mastered by Adam Quaife, Ice Man combines the warm, unique tone of the baritone ukulele with layers of vocal harmonies and flute. The song is carried by a rhythmic vocal line and driving percussion, with a winding bassline threaded throughout.
Ice Man is the first Miss Elm track for 2015, and the first Miss Elm song to be composed on the baritone ukulele. Written during a time of creative exploration for the band, and a time of personal turmoil and growth for songwriter Erin Harrington, the song has evolved from a cathartic ballad to a radio-ready fan favourite.
“Fight flames with feathers, even though it’s icy weather.”
Ice Man, the highly-anticipated single from Miss Elm, will be available for download from the 1st of October.
Miss Elm are Erin Harrington, Lucinda Bopf, James Lord, and James Peeters.
Want to see it live? Catch us at one of our rare 2015 shows, exclusively in Brisbane, exclusively in October, exclusively exclusive:
October 1st at the Milk Factory, West End
October 4th at SPRUKE Ukulele Festival, South Bank TAFE
Can’t wait til October? (Really? It’s like two weeks away.) Why not ease your Elm craving with behind-the-scenes footage of our single-making process? Watch us go from the rehearsal room to the studio.