Emmy the Great

The F-Word music blog: March 2019

Hello and welcome to March’s F-Word music blog post! In which I have ploughed through all those female focused emails I was sent on International Women's Day, and resisted the temptation to send a reply headed "Why aren't you bigging up these performers the rest of the year?"...

A greatly overlooked talent

Headed by singer and writer Emma-Lee Moss, anti-folk act Emmy the Great have achieved cult success, but have yet to be embraced more widely. Described as a lyricist who can talk about emotion without resorting to blunt clichés, Moss's intensely personal songs use the voices of archetypal female protagonists and her lyrics are said to be the act's secret weapon. Vicki Ell reports on a live performance at the Women of the World Festival 2012, London Southbank ...