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Getting to know... Tusks

Meet London-based, Hastings-born artist and producer Emily Underhill.
Published: 8:04 pm, October 30, 2016
Getting to know... Tusks
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]London-based, Hastings-born artist and producer Emily Underhill is currently holed up working on her debut album (well, technically she’s in an Apple Store waiting for her Mac to get fixed, but tomatoes tomatoes (there’s a saying that doesn’t work on screen)). It’s due next year, following on from her captivating new EP ‘False’.

You’ve not long released your ‘False’ EP - what can you tell us about it?
Yeah, it came out in June on One Little Indian Records - it features four tracks produced by myself and a really talented producer, Brett Cox. It has a kind of dark pop electronic ambient feel.

How’s the album going?
Man it's intense! I think it’s about 70% done which is exciting - it's been a really crazy couple of months trying to get it written and recorded in time but I’m excited to get it finished and released.

What prompted you to relocate to France to work on it?
We wanted to find a big detached barn to record in and it actually worked out the same price to go to France and rent one there than to rent one in England. Also Brexit happened (joy) so we figured we'd get out the country for a bit!

Have you been able to try anything out with it that you’ve not previously attempted?
We recorded me singing into my guitar pick ups through an amp with loads of reverb on which was cool – there's also loads of cello thanks to the incredible Jack Sugden.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3
[vc_column_text]What’s been the highlight of your time as a musician so far?
I think getting signed to One Little Indian has been the highlight. Supporting one of my favourite bands, Submotion Orchestra on some of their tour dates was pretty amazing too.

Do you have any specific goals for Tusks? Any achievements you’re especially keen to hit?
I just want to enjoy it all as much as possible - I think overall that's the most important thing - and release music that I’m proud of. But touring the world wouldn't be too bad I guess!

What’s the most exciting thing you have planned for over the next few months?
Finishing the album and playing my first headline show!

Anything else we should know?
There's a tasty vinyl of ‘False’ coming out soon, with some even tastier remixes on the B-side.

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How long have you been making music: About 14 years.

Where are you from: Hastings.

What musical pigeon-hole can we shoehorn you into: Dark alt-pop.

Which track of yours should we embed in the space below: ‘For You’.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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