Welcome back to our NEW MUSIC BLAG which helps prevent you from sounding ‘basic asf’ whenever up and coming artists pop up in discussion. This week we’re introducing the wonderful Emily Magpie.
Name: Emily Magpie
When did you decide you were going to pursue music as a profession?
I decided I wanted to really throw myself in about 4 years ago, I’ve always been obsessed with it and constantly surrounded with it, but it was when I started writing and producing in this way that things clicked for me.
How would you describe your sound?
Ambient but with some oomph… I like to explore lots of different sounds and styles but it’s always quite dreamy and people have said ‘ethereal’… I spend a lot of time off in another world in my head. So I think my music reflects that space and trying to translate it. But I love good beats underpinning it.
Why did you choose the name Magpie? Are they your favourite birds?
It just felt like the right name, but makes sense for lots of reasons in retrospect. I’m very eclectic in my tastes, like a Magpie picking shiny things. And I like that they have folklore and superstitions attached to them.
What has been your proudest achievement to date?
Making my latest EP- I feel like I grow with each project and learn so much. I’ve had so many exciting moments on stage supporting acts like This is the Kit and Let’s Eat Grandma to big crowds but the most satisfaction is from learning and creating something I’m proud of.
What do you hope to have achieved by this time next year?
I’ve got a load of songs and a concept for an album together. So hopefully that’ll be shaping up by then. I don’t want to rush but at the same time can’t wait to get making. It’s about global warming and our current climate in many ways, so feels very immediate and something I need to make as soon as possible. I’ve got ideas for a cool stage show for it to but won’t say anymore…
The Release: Be Your Own Light, the new EP from Emily Magpie, is out now.
The Tour Dates:
21st October 2018- The Finsbury, London (Blogtober Fest)
2nd November 2018 – The Louisiana, Bristol (support for All the Luck in the World)
26th November 2018 – The Louisiana, Bristol (support for Lydmor)