Emmy Emmy Emmy!* Second album Virtue, financed through the Pledgemusic system (which means we legally own about three bars of it, we think), is out on June 13th and is produced by Gareth Jones, perhaps the only man to put forward a CV which contains regular work with both Einstürzende Neubauten and Erasure. Thematically it takes yet another of Emma-Lee's personal crises, this time a break-up with her fiance (does make you wonder what she'd have drawn inspiration from were she married, mind you), and stirs in classical mythology and fairy stories from the female perspective. With talk of growing rosemary and big houses apparently out in the wilds there sounds like a faerie queen in trouble vibe to it, and a slowly fanning out sonic palette featuring hysterically cooing backing vocals, distorted bass and staccato piano adds to the impression that something is going very wrong.
A Woman, A Woman, A Century of Sleep by Emmy The Great
(* Oi oi oi!)