Woodes made her debut in 2020 with Crystal Ball, garnering a 4 star review from NME and charting at #3 on the Australian Independent Album Charts. “How Long I’d Wait” was added to high rotation and fan-favorite “Close” was named as one of Youtube’s Top Aussie Songs of 2020, amassing 130,000 views on her Youtube. To coincide with the album release, Woodes and her fans created her album song-for-song in Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game. This was noted by Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, as a world first, and they launched Woodes’ Crystal Ball project to Minecraft’s official social platforms (+12 million) in November alongside the album’s release.
2021 saw Elle release a new duo project ‘Tornado Club’ with fellow Platinum-songwriter, Danny Harley (Performing as The Kite String Tangle). The 6-track release was produced and written by the duo remotely and was debuted live at Riverstage in Brisbane supporting The Avalanches.
Elle has spoken on numerous panels and podcasts about tech and music for AIR, Sounds Australia and Microsoft. She teaches at Melbourne University’s Victorian College of the Arts and has been called in as a mentor and consultant at JMC, Box Hill Institute and Newcastle University to name a few. Elle was recently asked to join the Artist Advisory Board for Music Victoria to help with innovation and strategy, to help guide the future of contemporary music.