Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Emma Hunter. I discovered this Duo while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked their refined style.
This duo offers a very interesting sound. A way of composing music that looks to the past but manages to be modern at the same time.
While listening to their music I found myself wandering the streets of London in 1930 in my smoke-soaked clothes and made peace with myself in the fog of the English capital.
This music would be perfect as a James Bond movie soundtrack, a refined and unique sound that manages to impress the listener.
Emma’s voice is fantastic, warm, and sinuous and manages to reach directly to the listener’s heart and soul.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Here I Go is Emma Hunter’s Ep Out Now!
Vintage and Refined!
Emma Hunter is an experienced singer and songwriter. She was chosen to play in the Bob Harris Presents on the main stage of Truck Festival and has performed in several festivals and venues in her previous bands. Emma is especially inspired by artists such as PJ Harvey, Imogen Heap Ennio Morricone and Portishead as well as bands like The Shangri-Las, but is particularly influenced by the soundtracks of David Lynch films. She takes a lot of inspiration from the myths of ancient Mexico and stories of the sun god and flamenco and catholic imagery. She has often been compared to Anna Calvi and Sharon Van Etten.
Tom Bruce is an experienced drummer who spent much of his youth playing percussion in orchestras. He is highly in demand, due to the percussive nature of his playing, and consequently plays in several bands in Oxfordshire. Tom is influenced by bands such as Radiohead and Blur.
Emma and Tom Bruce, have been performing together since March 2019 and have since played at The Oxford 02 Academy, The Bullingdon Arms, The Wheatsheaf and other Oxford venues. They have also performed in London. Since lockdown they have headlined slots at the Oxford City Festival and at TAD studios and performed for Divine Schism as streamed shows. They can often be heard on BBC Radio Oxford and on Witney Radio as well as many other online radio shows. They have also garnered much media interest in recent months.