Indie, Pop, Roots
M Ward, Mirah
Emily Ulman Richard Bradbeer Jen Sholakis Alex Lashlie and all sorts of fabulous guests appear and then disappear like sands through the hour glasses after you've dropped your contact lens down the drain... again.
Leonard Cohen, Lou Barlow, Magnetic Fields, Augie March
Direct from the heart of Melbourne, independent singer-songwriter Emily Ulman has developed her own distinctive brand of storytelling, swirling candour and wry metaphor delivered with a clear voice.
2015 marked the release of Emily’s latest album, 'Wear it Well', followed the unveiling of its two singles ‘Scratches’ and the just-released ‘Hurricane’ – which received airplay on triple j, Double J, Triple R, PBS and more – described as “Simple sentiment done intricately, and totally shattering for it” by Jake Cleland, Strine Whine.
Recorded in the second half of 2014, the album features production from Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch, Art Of Fighting), mixing and playing from John Lee (Lost Animal, Ocean Party), along with instrumental contributions from Fraser A. Gorman, Adam Donovan (Augie March) and plenty more musical talents, mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).
'Wear it Well' continues Emily’s refined songwriting acumen – as showcased on her previous full-length release, 'A Year Of Perfect Days' – possessing a nuanced worldview portrayed with acute self-awareness and a delightful, underhanded wit. The poetic openness is emboldened by pastoral tones expressed by Emily’s tender guitar skills.
2015 saw Emily support acclaimed American songwriter Jessica Pratt, as well as reprise a successful Tour Of Yarra – where Emily headlines a series of special performances across Melbourne – plus performances at Hobart’s extraordinary Dark Mofo this July. Emily has previously supported artists including Billy Bragg, Olivia Chaney, Beth Orton, M Ward, Paul Kelly, Justin Townes Earle, Neko Case, as well as appearances at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Boogie.