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By Donna Penry
Singer-songwriter Emma Wall has re-
turned to the industry after a few years'
break and is regaining her place in the
Melbourne music scene. She's back with
new music and a new look. Emma says,
"I took the break from performing but not
from writing or playing. I think the time
away was a really grounding time for me
after the whirlwind of touring constantly
for so many years. It's allowed me to
come up with a new stack of songs and a
fresh approach and passion for perform-
As for her missing dreadlocks... "a
haircut's as good as a holiday!" com-
Emma now performs her style of urban-
folk "with a little more grunt" as a duo
with bassist, Lauren Di Salva. Emma was
recently guest artist at the 'Play Like a Girl'
women-only jam sessions.
"PLAG is a great way for artists to take
that leap to playing in front of an audience.
You really see some amazing talent there."
And about the upcoming new album,
"It's going to be fucking awesome. We're
really setting about to make a great album,
and have been culling and reﬁning the songs
in pre-production for the last few months.
We're working with Jane Hole (Aurora
Jane) as producer and will also have a bunch
of guest musicians playing on it. It's been a
while since my last album came out, so I'm
very excited about the release of this one,
and am looking forward to having the new
songs out there."
Of course, Emma is a lesbian. "What
can I say -- I dig chicks, and everybody
knows it! I think when I perform, I have
to be myself because my songs tell sto-
ries that relate to me and my experience
of the world and the people in it. A big
part of that experience is being part of
the gay community. I can't imagine not
being 'out' and able to share that part of
Hi and Bye Lily
Colourful, talented, outspoken and ex-
tremely cute, Lily Allen is currently
here in Oz for the sold out 'Big Day
Out' road-show and side-shows. I hope
you've got tickets as Lily has announced
that she will be having a break from mu-
sic for at least two years. In an interview
with UK's 'Radio 1', Lily announced the
break, saying that she will be opening a
fashion boutique and taking up acting.
Also, in her interview with Ray Martin
on 60 Minutes, Lily spoke of starting a
family and her anger at music piracy,
stating, "I'm not willing to make music at the moment, because I don't think that people value
it." She also admitted that almost all of her lovers have been dissatisfying in bed, which is the
inspiration for her song 'Not Fair '. Come over to our world Lily, there are many of us who
aim to please.
• Sydneysider Mindi Jackson has been announced as Rogue Traders new front woman. Rogue’s
founding member, James Ash, discovered Mindy on myspace. Listen out for their new single
‘Love is a War’, out now.
• To coincide with her current Australian tour Lily Allen has brought out a special edition of her latest
album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’. It hosts additional acoustic tracks, a DVD of Lily live in London and
an insightful ‘track by track’ interview.
• From humbles beginnings, Susan Boyle soared up the charts with the release of her debut album
‘I Dreamed a Dream’. Go Susan!
The Verses (EP)
Brother and sister team
Ella & Jesse Hooper never
disappoint. It’s now ten years
since their fame as Killing
Heidi and the duo now mix up
their previous pop/rock sound
with an alt-country ﬂavour.
Britney – The Singles
Not only is this a collection
of 18 of Britney’s greatest
hits, it also has a bonus
DVD with 16 of her iconic
video clips. A must for
every fan of Britney’s.
Leona Lewis – Echo
Leona sings her way ﬂawlessly
with her soulful, musical voice
creating this R&B/soulful-pop
album, comprising of up-
tempo, dance and, of course,
Katy Perry – MTV Unplugged
(CD & DVD)
Katy certainly puts a
different spin on her tracks
with this set of acoustic
with the intimate MTV
unplugged DVD is an exclusive 45 minute
Lily Allen – (Most shows sold out) – Jan 19th River Stage Brisbane; 21st Hordern Sydney; 28th Festival Hall
Cat Power – Jan 2nd Coolangatta Hotel; 5th Governor Hindmarsh Hotel SA; 6th The Astor theatre WA; 8th
Waves, Towradgi Beach Hotel NSW; 9th Newcastle Panthers.
Laura Marling – Jan 20th The Zoo Brisbane; 22nd Corner Hotel Melb; 25, 27 & 28 The Spiegeltent Sydney.
Kaki King – Jan 2nd East Brunswick Club Melb; 3rd Annandale Hotel Sydney; 5th Notes Sydney; 6th Sunset
Sounds Brisbane; 7th Great Northern Byron Bay; 8th Jive Adelaide; 10th Southbound Festival
Emma Wall – Jan 19th Wesley Anne Northcote; 23rd The Bender Bar Thornbury.
Marva Whitney - Jan 2nd Rocket Bar Adelaide; 9th The Great Northern Byron Bay; 10th Days Like This
Vamp - Jan 13th The Espy, St Kilda; 14th Beav’s Bar, Geelong; 15th Pony Bar, Melbourne; 16th The
Arthouse, Melbourne; 18th Phoenix Bar, Canberra; 21st Macqaurie Hotel, Port Macquarie; 23rd
Armidale Club, Armidale; 28th Wollongong Brewery, Wollongong; 30th The Cambridge, Newcastle;
Feb 6th Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
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