ELKAE is an emerging electronic soul artist songwriter and producer setting out in a genre of her own.
Taking inspiration from the music world and settings around her, she combines ambient production and live instrumentation to set her apart from the crowd. Bass and synth driven beats run parallel to her powerful soulful voice to consume the listener and immerse them in her world.
After a busy summer of live shows and 2 slots at this years Electric Picnic, ELKAE launched her debut single 'Sold' in November 2018 to much success being playlisted on Spotifys 'A Breath of Fresh EIRE' playlist and gaining over 4000 listeners and 8000 streams in the first 3 weeks. ELKAE launched 'Sold' at her debut headline show to a sold-out crowd at 'The Sound House' a week after the release. She is currently getting ready for her next single release this coming April.
Press Quotes/ Achievments
Nialler9- ‘Sold’ is the debut single from new electronic soul project ELKAE. Written and performed by Laura Keane, ‘Sold’ is absolutely fantastic. There’s a gorgeous influence of late 70s disco, heard best in the harmonies and rhythms of the chorus section. The verses bring in a more contemporary sense of pop music. Keane’s vocal delivery is precise and fluid. No surprise considering her musical education in BIMM.
Remy- Dublin act ELKAE has been quietly making ripples in the Irish scene in the run up to debut single 'Sold'. If you like, disco, funk, pop, soul and / or all of them mixed together, you should love ELKAE's sound. 'Sold' delivers the feel-good in spades, it's smooth, cheery and suave all at once. She could blow up in 2019.
Oiche: SOLD is a testament to how far Laura Keane has come as a musician, and for Elkae to have established what is her own unique sound for this debut single. We beliebe it’s only a tantalising glimpse at what is to come for a promising artist and her career in music.
IMRO Christie Hennessy song writing competition Top 10 Finalist
Spin 103.8s ‘One To Watch’
98FM: Sold is a really really good debut single from her (ELKAE)
BIMM: Track of the week