In the summer of 2021, Heather Elle, the steely, enigmatic former bassist of The Wants and BODEGA, unveiled her new solo project: Flossing.
Flossing presents a hedonistic siren call through the Web 4.0 ether with provocative ideas of identity and connection in an isolated and unhinged Western society. As the only child of a social psychologist and occupational therapist, Elle is all about getting between your bones and seeing what you pull out. Feelings of frustration and yearning permeate the ominous-yet-buoyant groove of her debut Queen of the Mall EP.
Further shaping Elle’s raw, oft-teasing and darkly humorous worldview, the self-produced debut leans into the political and the personal, tackling issues of societal inequality, distrust of surveillance, unease with consumerism and the effects of technological dependence. Pulling from her Southern, New York and British roots, she establishes herself undeniably as a mischievous pop poet with a haunting sound and a deep bag of tricks, finally taking centre stage from rhythm section mainstay to empowered frontwoman.