Apart from the obvious greatness of Tilly and the Wall at their recent Buffalo Bar gig, the other great thing about the evening was the quality of the support act. I had no idea who the singer was, as she ran through a short but delightful set of acoustic songs, with snappy lyrics and good tunes veering between the quiet and the loud. She has the makings of a good voice too. Some may call it indie-folk, in the past it could have been called anti-folk. Who knows - I enjoyed it, and I wasn't the only one.
After the gig, further research via her MySpace site, then her own site revealed her to be Emmy the Great, a Hong Kong-born north Londoner, whose grandiose name belies her slight stature. She's been doing a whole heap of gigs round London and beyond, the next one in this fair city being this coming Saturday, supporting ex-Gorky's Zygotic Mynci man Euros Childs at Bush Hall. Well worth checking out.
Here are a couple of songs. From what I can gather, I think these will be coming out as part of a 7 inch single through the Drowned in Sound singles club later this month. Not sure where you can order it from, but I reckon Rough Trade will be a good bet.
Download: Secret Circus
Download: Edward is Dedward (demo)
There are a few more demo tunes on her website for you to download.