I am a musician and culture writer (my writing is collected here). As Emmy the Great I have released a whole bunch of music which is listed below. Omissions are due to memory loss caused by excessive Internet scrolling.
I was born in Hong Kong and raised in East Grinstead, UK. My mother is Chinese and my father is English. I lived in London for most of my adult life, then briefly in LA. I now live in New York, where my accent has passed away, RIP.
Alongside my studio albums, I have been lucky enough to work with many inspiring people on a variety of projects. Recent favourites include writing original music for Starlee Kine's Mystery Show Podcast, Mia Lidofsky's upcoming series Strangers, and music and libretto for Sara Pascoe's Pride & Prejudice, directed by Susannah Tresilian.
I have campaigned for Wateraid, mentored for Strummerville, and given music workshops in HM Holloway Women's Prison as part of Billy Bragg's Jail Guitar Doors charity. I am currently involved with the Woodland Trust, helping to promote the Tree Charter, a commitment to maintaining Britain's forests and trees.
If you want to know more about my cultural identity woes, and how I lie about Jackie Chan, read this interview conducted by the brilliant Jenny Zhang.
I also recommend the Second Love album liner notes by my hero Jon Ronson, which helped me understand my own album, technology, and the world in ways I couldn't have imagined.
MAHAL KITA | Single | Bella Union 2017
RAPIDS | Single | Bella Union 2016
GO FAR (FROM MYSTERY SHOW) | Single | Plumeria 2016
SECOND LOVE | Album | Bella Union 2016
S EP | EP | Bella Union 2015
AUSTENLAND | Original Movie Soundtrack (with Ilan Eshkeri) | Madison Gate Records 2013
THIS IS CHRISTMAS | Album (with Tim Wheeler) | Infectious 2011
VIRTUE | Album | Close Harbour 2011
EDWARD/ FIRST SONGS | EP | Close Harbour 2009
FIRST LOVE | Album | Close Harbour 2009
SEATTLE | Single (with Brighton Port Authority) | Southern Fried Records 2009
GABRIEL | Single | Moshi Moshi | 2007
SECRET CIRCUS | Single | Fear and Records | 2006
for management enquiries email alun @ turnstilemusic.net
for idle chit chat email emmycontact @ gmail.com