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(Holiday!) Video of the Moment (and more!) #661: Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler

By on Monday, 19th December 2011 at 9:00 am

In case you didn’t know, Emma-Lee Moss (better known as Emmy the Great, pictured above) and Tim Wheeler of Ash are now an item. (Well, they’ve been one for a while; I kind of guessed something was going on with these videos of Emmy and Tim circulating the internet as early as 2009. Things are going well, judging from a Tweet exchange we had earlier this year. So I am well pleased for those lovebirds! )

So they made a video for their song ‘Home for the Holidays’. It’s off their holiday themed (of course) album ‘This is Christmas’, released in November on Infectious. I suppose this could have gone cloyingly sugary sweet but Emmy and Tim reined this in and this will be an indie Christmas classic for years to come. They’re also giving away album track ‘Christmas Day (I Wish I was Surfing)’, which I guess everyone in the world is thinking. Except people that live in Hawaii maybe…



Video of the Moment #587: Emmy the Great

By on Tuesday, 27th September 2011 at 6:00 pm

Emmy the Great‘s new single ‘Paper Forest (in the Afterglow of Rapture)’ is out now on Close Harbour. Below is the video: I’m not really sure what the video has to do with the song. Maybe she’s saying we should feel blessed with the cards of life we’re dealt?



MP3 of the Day #328: Emmy the Great

By on Thursday, 21st April 2011 at 10:00 am

Emmy the Great is gearing up to release her second fulll album, ‘Virtue’, on the 13th of June. To celebrate this she’s giving away the track ‘A Woman, A Woman, Century of Sleep’ from it. You can listen to the song and download it below.


Video(s) of the Moment #194: Ash

By on Tuesday, 22nd December 2009 at 6:00 pm

In the wide world of promotional videos, performance videos are usually pretty hohum. They’re usually filmed as almost an afterthought, something record companies decide to video last minute because they need to come up with a promo video – and quick. So unless I’m really in love with a band, I usually can’t warm up to them.

Here’s the video for Ash‘s ‘Joy Kicks Darkness’, the second (‘B’) single of their A-Z singles series, directed by Josh Kletzkin. I’m really liking the direction of their new sound: the guitars and drums can’t be beat. And the vocals? Really lovely. Tim Wheeler, can I marry you?

The song – and video – is a joyous thing, perfect for the holiday season. Lights flashing, it’s pure stadium rock. Check out the video below. I cannot be held responsible for any whiplash from headbanging as a direct result from its viewing.


And here’s another video for you. (Because here at TGTF, we just keep giving. We’re nice like that.) This is an acoustic duet of ‘Tracers’ (single ‘D’ of the singles series) featuring Tim and Emmy the Great (a big fan of Ash, she’s covered their songs before).


You can subscribe to Ash’s A-Z singles series at the band’s official store. They’re currently up to ‘E’, ‘The Dead Disciples’ (the fifth of the 26-single series).


Preview: Green Man Festival 2009

By on Wednesday, 10th June 2009 at 4:00 pm

Green Man is an annual music festival which takes place in Glanusk Park, Wales. Spanning across three days (Friday August 21st – Sunday 23rd August), it’s perhaps one of the greatest independent festivals going, and this 2009 looks set to be the best Green Man yet. Taking in everything from indie, to folk, to psych, the top three headliners this year are Animal Collective (Friday), Jarvis Cocker (Saturday) and Wilco (Sunday).

Joining this awesome trio across the weekend include the likes of Bon Ivor, British Sea Power, Errors, Noah and the Whale, Emmy the Great and Stornoway. Plus, on top of all the music, this green-friendly (as you may have guessed) festival will be offering up an exciting selection of art, literature, comedy, film and theatre fun for all the family. To learn more, head over to the festival’s website now.


Emmy The Great / February and March 2009 UK Tour

By on Saturday, 27th December 2008 at 10:47 am

Emmy The GreatHotly tipped for 2009, Emmy the Great has announced details of a full UK tour for January, February and March.

The hugely talented singer / songwriter is embarking on the sizeable UK tour backed up by her band.

Tickets are on sale now for all dates with tickets priced between £7 and £9.50 each.

Catch Emmy at the below dates:

Saturday 31st January 2009 – Oxford Academy (WeGotTickets, Ticketweb)
Sunday 1st February 2009 – Exeter Phoenix (WeGotTickets, See Tickets)
Monday 2nd February 2009 – Brighton Komedia (Box Office)
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Cardiff Club Ifor Bach (Ticketweb)
Thusday 5th February 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall (See Tickets)
Friday 6th February 2009 – Bath Chapel Arts Centre (Info)
Saturday 7th February 2009 – Reading South Street (Info)
Monday 9th February 2009 – Norwich Arts Centre (Info)
Tuesday 10th February 2009 – Colchester Arts Centre (WeGotTickets)
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Nottingham Bodega (See Tickets)
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Liverpool Academy 2 (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Saturday 14th February 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s (Ticketmaster)
Sunday 15th February 2009 – Aberdeen Moshulu (Ticketweb)
Monday 16th February 2009 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (Ticketweb)
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – Newcastle Cluny (Ticketweb)
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Sheffield Plug (Ticketweb)
Friday 20th February 2009 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club (See Tickets)
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Hull Adelphi (See Tickets)
Sunday 22nd February 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Tuesday 24th February 2009 – Manchester Ruby Lounge (WeGotTickets, See Tickets)
Wednesday 25th February 2009 – Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 26th February 2009 – Bristol Fleece (See Tickets)
Friday 27th February 2009 – London ULU (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Belfast Limelight (Ticketmaster)
Friday 6th March 2009 – Cork Cyprus Avenue (Ticketmaster)
Saturday 7th March 2009 – Dublin Crawdaddy (Ticketmaster)


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