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Emma Webb

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Formed across the musical landscapes of Bristol and Sheffield Emma’s music has been categorised as indie. It is a mix of electronic and real instruments although it might be hard to tell which is which. “I tend to write at night time so the night has probably crept in there somewhere”, says the artist. Emma’s foray into songwriting began age 11 when her mum bought her an electric organ and semi-acoustic guitar. The first bands to make a lasting impact on her included Joy Division, PIL, the Banshees and the Cure. Her first real live experience came playing bass in a project while at art college in Bristol. The group, which drew on industrial and triphop influences, later became Statik Sound System. It was while in Bristol that she encountered the triphop offerings of Portishead, Massive Attack and Tricky. After moving up to London to do a French degree, Emma gigged around clubs with a band called Safe, doing electronica. It was during this time that she started to explore the French music scene and the lyric based ‘chansons’ of Jacques Brel, Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Returning to her indie roots, she started to develop her songs in an outfit called Hex. Emma went on to do a PhD in French literature and got a job lecturing at Sheffield university. At present Emma is recording an album on her laptop. Although she strives to create an individual voice in her song-writing Emma draws inspiration from the works of Thom Yorke and Radiohead and female heros like Kate Bush, Beth Gibbons, P J Harvey and Bjork.

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  • Sydward

    Just bought the album, and it's absolutely wonderful. Very gratifying purchase. My only regret is waiting so long to do so.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • magicvice

    Lots of love Magicvice! after almost 1 year not here ... i must read a little ... but be sure: Lots of love from Magicvice!

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • agrimensorj

    thanks to you for your beautiful voice and songs, it's a great album...thanks

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MANGUSTAMUSIC

    Keep up the good work Emma! MM>

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • noisybishop

    Review of Soulchime http://sloucher.org/2011/08/04/where-theres-a-will-theres-a-record/

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • gamoneterik

    The new album is amazing!

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • 16N0R4N7

    Ty!

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • EmmaWebb

    Just to let you know that after lots of blood/guts/tears/and laughter I have finally finished my debut album: Soulchime  I am so pleased to have finally set it free into the wide world. I would love it if you could give it a listen and let me know what you think.  You can download it at Bandcamp http://emmawebb.bandcamp.com/album/soulchime (name your price) where the CD is also available.  Lots of love Emma x

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • cowparsley

    Thanks for the album! nice drones!

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lucindalight

    Pixieguts' haunted moon sister... can't wait to hear you with the Kronos Quartet, that's the backing sound you need! :)

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • acdobbie

    A pleasure, Emma. Just discovered you - keep it up :)

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • wareharris

    Very lovely! =)

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • qualityISgone

    cheers emma, i just gave your new tracks a shot.your style is greatt ! solomons carpet had some nice tunes,but i didnt like it as much as the snippet of laughter and forgetting, which is very nice,will hear the full length soon. cheers!

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • erbe666

    ....not for this.....like your music ...LG THE RAVEN........

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
  • magicvice

    Dear Emma, I did it and listened your new songs! BTW: without a message I would do it in any case! But atm I'm real busy. So sorry for the late answer! Me: I love songs after a while, I must hear them more then one times and it depends on my mood ;-) I think you know it better then me! You as a writer/ composer depend more on your mood then me ;-) Anyway: I love your songs! Be sure I'm a Fan! BTW2: How are you? Here, all is fine. Regards Yours Q.: you travel sometimes to Berlin? Give me a sign plz!

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Jackcito

    Emma undoubtedly has an unmistakable and unique musical style, very good.

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • brudberg

    Emma, any chance of buying your music???

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MarcosPuppi

    Muito bom, parabéns!

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • antiqwar

    amazing

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • FloatinGuy

    thx for visiting and for your shout - I really like your music! nice pics too ;-)

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
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