Win tickets to see EMA this month!

With her roots in drone folk, noise rock star Erika M. Anderson now (AKA EMA) describes herself as a “digital media artist and guitar destroyer.” As David Wilkinson flagged up in his review of Past Life Martyred Saints last March, she has a tour coming up this month. We’ve got one set of tickets to any one of the gigs from the list below to give away to a reader and a friend.

You might recall that I ran the Gaggle competition back in December on a first-comment-first-served basis but this time I’m going to take my lead from Ania and issue a challenge.

For your chance to win, please answer the following question:

Where did Erika M. Anderson grow up?

Please send your answer and the date/location of your preferred gig by 23.59 on 4 May (Friday) to holly.combe[at]

Dates are as follows:

9 May: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

11 May: Manchester, Night & Day Cafe

12 May: Brighton, Great Escape Festival

15 May: London, Scala

Here’s a taster of EMA performing for those of you who may not know her work:

Picture shows Erika M. Anderson performing at Academy 3, Manchester, on 24 November 2011. She is wearing a white T-shirt. Black background. By Man Alive!, shared under a creative commons licence.

ADDENDUM: To clarify, the first person to e-mail the correct answer will win the tickets.