Turning Heads episode 13 features Melbourne-based songwriter, producer and vocalist Elle Graham, who releases music as Woodes. Woodes' debut album, Crystal Ball, comes out on Friday October 2. The singles 'Euphoria' and 'Queens of the Night' are out now.
We spoke about Elle’s childhood in tropical north Queensland, the musical influences in her household, and the influence of the seminal mid-aughts teen drama The OC (specifically the soundtrack). Elle moved to Melbourne after high school to study music composition, and she spoke about how significant this was for the growth of her artistry.
We also touched on her love of Grimes and collaborations with artists like Cosmo’s Midnight, Set Mo and Golden Vessel, and working with The Kite String Tangle on 'Euphoria'.
Turning heads is recorded on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation; the traditional custodians of the land. I pay my respects to their elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.