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Emma Anglesey & Paul Greene

Tasmanian songwriter Emma Anglesey is fast becoming known for the hypnotic nature of her pop/folk 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 debut single Bike saw her become a Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist and to follow, 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 Review’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 Review.

All songs are from Emma’s forthcoming album called 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.