Tasmanian songwriter Emma Anglesey is fast becoming known for the hypnotic nature of her dark pop music that flourishes in its delicacy but is punctured with grit. Her songs have been playlisted by Double J and ABC Radio, and used by Triple J to advertise Triple J Unearthed. She has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, A festival called Panama, Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, Dark Mofo and MONA FOMA, and toured with Guy Pearce, The Waifs, Paul Greene and JUNO award winning Canadian band The East Pointers.
“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 bird, and the no-nonsense delivery of a natural born storyteller,”Woodford Folk Festival.
Emma’s debut single Bike saw her become a Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist and her single Mary-Anne received great write ups in Rolling Stone Magazine and Tone Deaf. “This track is beautifully entrancing,” Peta Waller-Bryant, Double J Music Programmer. Her latest single from her forthcoming album Swells My Heart was officially released 15 June 2018, and was The Au Revie’s Single of the Day, “Anglesey has charmed once more with this single, blending gorgeous melodies with an almost hypnotic and meditative arrangement that hooks you in from the jump”, The AU Reviee.
All songs are from Emma’s forthcoming album Some Things Can’t Be Undone, 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 record and it was mastered by Lachlan Carrick (Goyte, Lior). Emma’s album Some Things Can’t Be Undone was officially released on 29 June 2018. She will be showcasing at BIGSOUND in 2018.
After a few years off the road, Paul Greene returns with a new EP ‘Princes Highway’ and will be playing a few select shows to showcase some of his best work on date.
Paul would be qualified to write on a topic on this title after the amount of touring he has done as an independent musician, racking up thousands of shows, not just in the cities, but he is also at home at the small towns along the way. Musically, Greene Is difficult to put in a genre: bits of roots, blues and soul, but not quite any of them. It’s the delivery that separates this artist from others, with an incredible voice and effortless songwriting.