Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Emmy the Great

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.

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