Heidi Elva grew up in a town called Levin in New Zealand.  It’s not a famous part of NZ but it’s very pretty with mountains that have snow in winter, a lake, rivers and lots of green rolling hills around it.

It also has two sets of traffic lights, lots of retirement homes and boy racers.

She currently lives the quiet life with her Colombian husband, Mauricio, and their blue staffy Maya Moon, next to the sea in a suburb of Melbourne called Altona. Altona is surrounded by two big oil refineries and industrial warehouses.

In her dreams she sees Kawaii neon signs mixed with Arizona desert hotels and abandoned places in overgrown forests where the walls have turned to glitter.

She explores escapism and mysticism, ancient rituals and pop culture.

She is very reclusive and rarely does shows.  She still makes music.  She also does visual art.  She likes to stay in her comfortable cave a lot.

 

witchy // minimal // lo-fi // electronic // chillhop

 

“Traditional song structures are replaced with cyclical songs…. evoking images of 1940s film noir.  Elva’s voice is velvety and soft and it almost lulls you to sleep…. ” Dom Alessio, The Brag (now Triple J)

“There is so much space in Heidi Elva’s music…..Elva creates an atmosphere of low temperature and low light…a gothic touch…. made for listening almost by osmosis” Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald

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