Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, solo electronic artist and producer Elk Road (Rory Garton Smith) has divvied up his time travelling the world and studying, following a passion for snowboarding and surfing, and drawing inspiration from all around the globe.
Elk Road has released 4 singles to date including the triple j favourites ‘Not To Worry’ and ‘Hanging By A Thread’. ‘Hanging By A Thread’ (featuring Nat Foster of Tully on Tully) which featured in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2016 and has been streamed over 2 million times. Elk Road made his Triple J Like A Version in 2016 performing his original ‘Hanging By A Thread’ as well as covering Flight Facilities’ ‘Crave You’ with vocalist Lisa Mitchell, weaving in elements of fellow Perth act Tame Impala’s ‘The Less I Know The Better’ to an incredible reaction. The performance has been viewed over 2 million times on Triple J’s Facebook and Youtube, with over 28K reactions and 6K shares on the former.
Elk Road has played on stages all around Australia including recently hitting the road in February 2017 on Porter Robinson and Madeon’s Shelter Tour with fellow support act Lido as well as 2016 supports for Odesza and Carmada. Elk Road has also played Splendour In The Grass, Southbound, Groovin’ The Moo, Arcadia and Curveball at Carriage Works, as a part of Vivid Festival, where Elk Road featured on the line-up alongside the infamous Zhu and a huge amount of brilliant Australian talent including Basenji, Cosmo’s Midnight, JOY., Nicole Millar and Yuma X.