Tuesday, 3 February 2009


It was great to catch Emmy and her band, if you're in the right sort of aching-heart/life-pondering mood her almost sickly-sweet songs can really hit the spot. The night at Clwb was apparently the first sell-out of the tour, affirming that which I have often thought, that the Welsh are a melancholic lot and, of course, appreciate a pretty tune or two.

The new album First Love seemed to go down a treat and were soaked up by the nodding heads and tapping feet as if they were already firmly planted favourites in the minds of the hushed audience. MIA was a standout tune for me and well worth checking out if you feel so inclined. I mainly knew of her from the work she did with Lightspeed Champion on his very pretty debut album (Falling Off The Lavender Bridge) but she definitely proved she is more than just Dev Hynes' backing singer.

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