ELDER, Brisbane Progressive Indie Trio, Release Second Single From Debut Album

Brisbane three-piece ELDER release dreamy new track
with accompanying double single launch show.

‘wabi sabi’ releases JANUARY 7
on all digital platforms via 4000 Records.

Launching at The Station on JANUARY 10
w/ Ghost Notes, Keeskea and Ultra Material.

Elder is touching on a peculiar pop stream that is likely to
blow up in the next twelve months
” – Sonic Masala

“What a strange concoction. Unpredictable vocal melodies whipping like flags in the wind of those new wave guitar sounds…From what parallel realm have you conjured up those strange pipes?” – Sound Doctrine

“That voice, the composition – it’s just a reaal magical time!” – The Zoo

“WHO ARE YOUuuuUUuuUUuuuUU, these new wave-ish guitars next to your vocals feel very special. More please.” – Linda Marigliano (Triple J)

“Their stunning debut EP ‘Cyril’ is a scintillating, fervid handful of tracks housing structurally complex melodies and an irresistible cathartic, unhinged energy that never seems to falter. This energy is so pronounced that just listening evokes the same aura as being at a live show… Elder‘s unique brand of indie pop is something that will no double continue to flourish, and we can’t wait to hear what they do this year” – Kid With A Vinyl

Elder is a three-piece ensemble from Meanjin (Brisbane) that exists within the fringes of dream-pop, shoegaze and contemporary jazz genres. The band enjoys concocting songs conceptually and technically out of landscapes, Australiana, ecology, shapes and spatial awareness.

Perfectly imperfect and aiming to make sense of lukewarm dispositions, wabi sabi is a display of vulnerability in the face of apprehension. Lulling rhythms debate brutal vocality in a protracted smattering of ebb and flow.

wabi sabi is premiered with Backseat Mafia (January 3) and is the second single from Elder‘s upcoming album ‘Binoei’.

For Fans Of: Arbes, Solange, Amen Dunes, Ester Poly, Jaala

Despite only forming in early 2018, the trio have quickly cemented their place in the Brisbane music scene. The band released their debut DIY EP, ‘Cyril‘ in December 2018 with 2019 seeing the now crystallised unit exploring their sonic boundaries and vastly expanding their repertoire whilst becoming one of the most in-demand performers in the city.

2020 is shaping up to be even bigger, with Elder taking part in the Nine Lives Festival in March and their debut LP ‘Binoei’ slated for release in spring, with no sign of their gig calendar easing up. The trio are also putting together their first East Coast tour to coincide with the album release.


Matt, Henry and Talia heavily embrace the ideals of community and communion, opting to host the event at The Station, a shared creative space in the heart of Fortitude Valley. The lineup features Brisbane expat Keeskea (now residing in Adelaide) returning for the show alongside luminaries Ghost Notes and Ultra Material, who are returning from hiatus, to make for a very special evening. Not to mention the BBQ and laid back vibe of a BYO party!

“We love to perform and evoke deep feelings related to our spaces and environment and hope that others feel similarly listening to us,” says guitarist/vocalist Matt Burton.

wabi sabi follows the release of The Commute in December. The two singles show contrasting aspects of Elder’s potent sound and the band’s dynamic range – The Commute projects an intense and grating tonality whilst wabi sabi elicits a slightly more lulling and tender sound.

“I am so excited to help get these singles out into the world,” says John Russell (4000 Records), “’Cyril’ was received so incredibly well and now that the guys have taken the next step and recorded professionally, they’ve added a further layer of magic to an already extraordinary sound.”

Elder has been known to rock out in socks and sandals from time to time.


Thanks to 4000 Records

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