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

Cracked Actor, KAIAR, 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

One Morning (feat. Butternu...

Happy Axe

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

09 Jun 2021

Triple J
45

The kinda song that's got the power to take your breathe away. Hypnotic and stunning.

The kinda song that's got the power to take your breathe away. Hypnotic and stunning.

Review

One Morning (feat. Butternu...

Happy Axe

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

It's performed at a moody pace and with similarly haunting vocal delivery yet I still find plenty of light permeating the corners of this from Happy Axe.

It's performed at a moody pace and with similarly haunting vocal delivery yet I still find plenty of light permeating the corners of this from Happy Axe.

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