Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


band members

Emma Anglesey


Website

www.emmaanglesey.com

Bio

“Emma’s writing is characterised by an Australian gothic grittiness and fanciful vocal delivery that vacillates between the fluting, full throated call of a bush thrush, and the no-nonsense delivery of a natural born storyteller,” Woodford Folk Festival.

Launceston based singer-songwriter Emma Anglesey’s debut single Bike saw her become a Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist and the track was used by Triple J to advertise Unearthed Radio. The second single from her upcoming record, Mary-Anne, was released in November 2016 and received great write ups in Rolling Stone Magazine and Tone Deaf. “Pulsing strings and light syncopation open “Mary-Anne”, a song that flourishes in its delicacy but is punctured with grit.” Rolling Stone Magazine, 2016. Mary-Anne has been added to the ABC local playlist nation-wide and to the Unearthed Radio and Double J playlists. “This track is beautifully entrancing”, Peta Waller-Bryant, Double J Music Programmer.

Both songs are from Emma’s forthcoming EP produced by Joshua Barber (Gretta Ray, Goyte, Archie Roach). On the making of the album Josh said, “I met Emma at a small folk festival in Tasmania and she was one of the stand-out writers I heard there so I told her I’d love to work with her. Emma’s songs are thematically articulate, with visual and almost tactile lyrics that I really enjoyed working to and selecting sounds that build towards these emotional environments.” Award­ winning composer Jonathan Dreyfus arranged strings for the track Mary-Anne (and the record) and it was mastered by Lachlan Carrick (Goyte, Lior).

In 2016 Emma featured at a number of Tasmanian Festivals including A festival called Panama, Festival of Voices, DARK MOFO and Falls Festival. So far in 2017 she’s supported The Waifs’ 25th Anniversary Tour and the JUNO award winning Canadian based East Pointers. Emma was recently chosen to be on of 5 Tasmanian acts to play at Music Tasmania’s BIGSOUND Showcase and she’s been booked to play this year’s Woodford Folk Festival.

Reviews:
Rolling Stone: http://rollingstoneaus.com/music/post/five-for-friday-toby-martin-lonely...
Tone Deaf: http://tonedeaf.com.au/premiere-emma-anglesey-mary-anne/

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

10 Nov 2016

Triple J
35

sonically quite impactful, and impressive songwriting too. I'm in.

sonically quite impactful, and impressive songwriting too. I'm in.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Nov 2016

Triple J
40

Feels like Bike was so long ago but I'm so stoked to be hearing new music from you, Emma. This has a nice whir to it, like it's continually gathering momentum to a pay off. Nicely done.

Feels like Bike was so long ago but I'm so stoked to be hearing new music from you, Emma. This has a nice whir to it, like it's continually gathering momentum to a pay off. Nicely done.

Review

Review by PARKER PARKER

28 May 2017

50

Every time I hear this song I can't help but dance.

Every time I hear this song I can't help but dance.