Artist info

Genre

Electronic


Sounds like

"...an experimental electronic soundscape that feels intangible in its pristine, strange beauty, similar to a Paul Thomas Anderson film or BJÖRK’s work on Homogenic" - Purple Sneakers


band members

Emma Kelly: Production, vocals, violin, musical saw.


Influences

Patrick Watson, Goldfrapp, Debussy, Thom Yorke, Moderat, Björk


Unearthed artists we like

Aphir, Cracked Actor, KAIA, GhostNoises, Braille Face, Anatole


Bio

Happy Axe is multi-instrumentalist and musical polymath Emma Kelly.

On her forthcoming debut album Dream Punching, Happy Axe weaves layers of vocals, violin and musical saw into a vibrant fever dream of ambient pop music.

Listening to Happy Axe is a hypnotic experience. Deft melodies and atmospheric loops cascade and fold themselves around you. Entrancing patterns form and then dissolve.

Inspired equally by the organic sonic landscapes of artists like Björk and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and the brooding string-laden film scores of David Lynch and Hollywood noir, Happy Axe builds sound-worlds filled with both light and shadow.

Review

Review by Coda Conduct Coda Conduct

02 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

This one's hypnotic and unnerving. If this were a movie soundtrack, it would be a slow motion, no volume battle scene where the protagonist's fort is tragically but inevitably overrun by the invading army. Buildings burn. Smoke clouds the sun.

This one's hypnotic and unnerving. If this were a movie soundtrack, it would be a slow motion, no volume battle scene where the protagonist's fort is tragically but inevitably overrun by the invading army. Buildings burn. Smoke clouds the sun.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Mar 2018

Triple J
40

it's doing laps around my brain in more ways than one

it's doing laps around my brain in more ways than one

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Mar 2018

Triple J
45

You're an alternate reality Happy Axe. The strings consume this with drama, it'll leave you feeling unsettled and wanting more to explore. This is next level.

You're an alternate reality Happy Axe. The strings consume this with drama, it'll leave you feeling unsettled and wanting more to explore. This is next level.