EMA

Midwestern neon blues

US midwesterner and noise merchant EMA, returns with Exile In The Outer Ring, an album of haunting anthems for the Trump era. Jan Hewitt is so enchanted by its sonic blend of noise pop and melody that she heads straight down to EMA’s London show...

Win tickets to see EMA this month!

A chance for a reader and a friend to win tickets to see Erika M. Anderson live in the UK. Our first correct answer to the question Where did Erika M. Anderson grow up? came from Julie Field, who opted for the Scala gig in London on 15 May. This competition is now closed. ...

Save EMA

A few years ago in the UK the acronym EMA would have been most commonly associated with the Education Maintenance Allowance. Nowadays it belongs firmly to Erika M. Anderson, a 22 year old singer/songwriter from the US Midwest whose debut album Past Life Martyred Saints was released in 2011. David Wilkinson detects the ghost of 1990s grunge in its confessional soundscape, and muses as to whether this particular branch of nostalgia is always a good thing ...