Emma Louise

Interview: Emma Louise talks about the impulsive decisions behind her new album Lilac Everything

October 8, 2018

Emma Louise is relaxing by the fireplace at her home when she answers her phone. Her voice is a friendly murmur; a contrast to the smoky baritone she uses across her latest album Lilac Everything. “Yeah, it definitely sounds like I’ve been chainsmoking some serious ciggies,” she laughs. That voice is actually the result of […]

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Album of the Week: Emma Louise finds her voice in Lilac Everything (2018 LP)

September 12, 2018

Cairns-born singer/songwriter Emma Louise is unrecognisable on her third album, Lilac Everything. Fans expecting the delicate soprano heard on “Talk Baby Talk” and “Jungle” will be shocked to hear the digitally-manipulated low pitch she adopts across the entire album. That voice booms over the soft piano of opener “Wish You Well”. As the song continues, […]

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Single of the Day: Emma Louise “Mexico” (2018)

July 17, 2018

Emma Louise surprised fans last month when she unveiled the first track off her new project Lilac Everything, which sees the acclaimed Australian Singer/Songwriter take on something of an alter-ego (who she called “Joseph”). This was made possible as first time producer (and musical master in his own right) Tobias Jesso Jnr. took the pitch down […]

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How A Festival Called PANAMA has emerged as one of the country’s best

November 23, 2016

This week, we learned of the latest additions to A festival called PANAMA for 2017. Alongside the likes of Kurt Vile, D.D Dumbo, Koi Child and Margaret Glaspy join some incredible musicians including Big Scary, Emma Louise, Julia Jacklin and NGAIIRE. To look at the festival line up, now in its full glory, is a thing of beauty – representative of some stellar international visitors […]

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Review: Emma Louise returns to the touring circuit at the top of her game for Supercry

November 6, 2016

Though she toured with Sam Smith and hit up a few Australian festivals along the way, it has been a few years since we last saw Brisbane’s Emma Louise on a headline tour around the country. Friday night’s show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre saw the artist – who is on the road celebrating the release […]

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Gretta Ray takes out the Vanda & Young Songwriting Comp for 2016 with “Drive”

October 27, 2016

Newcomer Gretta Ray has won the $50,000 first prize in this year’s Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition with her debut single “Drive”. Out of the 3,934 entries, the young Melbourne artist came out on top ahead of Emma Louise and “Underflow” in second place, and Sydney’s Tigertown (“Lonely Cities”) and US songwriter Tia P (“4 Seats From Beyoncé”) who came in […]

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Music Video of the Day: Emma Louise “West End Kids” (2016)

August 10, 2016

Emma Louise and Supercry continues to take strides forward as one of the Australian artists/albums of 2016; she nailed her Splendour in the Grass appearance last month and as her sophomore album is still reaping in acclaim and love from long time supporters and newcomers alike, the Brisbane songstress has shown no signs of slowing down any time soon. […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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A star-studded lineup pay beautiful, fitting tribute to Szymon on day two at Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2016

Saturday at Splendour in the Grass was a particularly special one for the Borzestowski family, as they (along with some friends) brought the late Szymon‘s acclaimed debut album, Tigersapp, to life as part of a moving tribute to the Newcastle producer and songwriter. The GW McLennan Tent had a strong crowd of supporters during the […]

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Album Review: Emma Louise – Supercry (2016 LP)

July 21, 2016

Brisbane artist Emma Louise took the music world by storm at 19 years of age, producing a debut EP that earned her a nomination for the 2011 J Award Unearthed Artist of the Year. A beacon of raw musical talent she soon had a debut full-length album and an ARIA nomination under her belt. Sophomore […]

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16 fresh tunes by Splendour in the Grass artists you must listen to ahead of the weekend!

July 20, 2016

The Splendour in the Grass party kicks off tomorrow – if you’re staying in Brisbane for the party at The Triffid or if you’re getting to Byron in time for the huge official shindig at The Northern, there’s going to be a solid chance you’re going to enter the actual festival already on a high. For the rest […]

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Emma Louise on the recording of new album, Supercry (Part Two)

July 15, 2016

It’s album release day for Emma Louise, who celebrates the unveiling of her much-anticipated sophomore record Supercry today! Traction has been gaining more and more for the songwriter, who has been impressing with recent singles and the recent announcement of a huge national tour further establishing Emma Louise as an artist to be watching as the rest […]

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Emma Louise talks an honesty in music & returning to her craft (Part One)

July 14, 2016

Recently, Larry caught up with Emma Louise, three years on from their last chat at SXSW. Things have changed significantly for Emma since then – the success of her debut album vs Head vs Heart saw the songwriter on the road consistently and at the end of the tour cycle, there was some serious soul-searching to do, as […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of April 2016

July 7, 2016

April brought us some sexy, hilarious and goddamn captivating music videos – from the likes of George Maple to NGAIIRE, through to City Calm Down and West Thebarton Brothel Party, there definitely was a diverse bunch of clips we were vibing on. Hit ‘play’ and revisit! Playlist 1. George Maple ft. GoldLink “Sticks and Horses” 2. NGAIIRE “Diggin” 3. Alex […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Hay Park, Bunbury (07.05.16)

May 10, 2016

‘We play rain, hail or shine’ has never been more relevant than in 2016 for Perth festivals, however the Bunbury leg of Groovin’ The Moo managed to march on through the temperamental weather with some killer acts without resorting to doing the worm through a giant mud puddle. While for those staying outside of Bunbury, getting on […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo, Maitland (23.04.16)

April 24, 2016

Making the way up the F3 on what’s become an annual pilgrimage to the Maitland Showground for the 2016 edition of Groovin The Moo, the weather and travel gods weren’t playing too nice as the convoy of punters hit unneeded rain, traffic and in my case a near empty petrol tank. As the only touring […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Emma Louise “Talk Baby Talk” (2016)

April 1, 2016

Emma Louise goes in with some heaving, evocative lyricism in her latest single “Talk Baby Talk” and now, we’ve got a brand new music video to accompany. The song itself is enticing, with that beat production luring the listener in, having us murmur the chorus without really realising. The music video illustrates a narrative featuring a troubled […]

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Single of the Day: Emma Louise “Talk Baby Talk” (2016)

March 16, 2016

Emma Louise, go on and get down with that beat! The Brisbane songstress has captured our attention with her new single “Talk Baby Talk”, a new insight into her current musical direction, to be explored further on new album. Emma’s vocals haunt on the track, floating over an irresistible groove and production that will have you hooked […]

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Vic Mensa, Danny Brown, Drapht, RATATAT and more set for Groovin’ the Moo 2016!

January 27, 2016

The full Groovin’ the Moo line up dropped this morning, with a great spread of international and locals ready to turn up out in some excellent regional sites around the country in a few months. ‘Marshalled’ by The Meeting Tree (enough reason to head along in itself) and with Alex Dyson and Danny Clayton on […]

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Live Review: Emma Louise + Thelma Plum + Patrick James – Metro Theatre (17.05.13)

May 18, 2013

Emma Louise’s vs. Head vs. Heart is easily one of the most captivating records to be released this year, proving that the attention she found with 2011’s “Jungle” was more than luck — she is undeniably talented and utterly deserving of the success she’s having. I attended her show with high expectations, and was not […]

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Festival Review: Southbound Festival – Day Two (08.01.12)

January 12, 2012

Whilst the first day of the festival had its undeniable highlights and a number of memorable music moments, it became clear fairly early in the day that the second day wasn’t going to disappoint either. Whether it be discovering new bands, insane dance circles, or enjoying an ice cold cider whilst listening to some great […]

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