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Emily Wells’ Releases Cover Of Haddaway’s What Is Love To Celebrate Her UK Tour Starting This Week

As Emily Wells prepares to embark on a full UK tour which starts this week, the Brooklyn musician reveals a striking cover of Haddaway’s dancefloor classic, What Is Love. Wells will also release her forthcoming single, Mama’s Gonna Give You Love, on December 16 through Partisan Records. The single is taken from her album Mama which was released earlier this year.

The mesmerising tones of Emily Wells are clear to see as she takes on this 90s dancefloor classic, completely transforming the track to make it her own. It offers a glimpse of what to expect from Emily’s enthralling live show as delicate violin strings are strewn against subtle dance-beats in a way that fall together so naturally.

You can catch Emily Wells live on the following dates:
7 Dec – Start The Bus – Bristol
8 Dec – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
9 Dec – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds
10 Dec- King Tuts – Glasgow
11 Dec – Whelans – Dublin
12 Dec – Cookie Jar – Leicester
14 Dec – Bogeiz – Cardiff
15 Dec – Sticky Mikes – Brighton
16 Dec – The Boilerroom – Guildford
17 Dec – Lexington – London

Emily Wells

Emily Wells

Best known for a combination of subtle hip-hop inflections strewn against her recognisable feline vocals, Emily Wells’ music is somehow simultaneously delicate yet deeply effective. The UK release of Mama followed Emily Wells’ contribution to the soundtrack for Park Chan-Wook’s psychological thriller, Stoker, for which she recorded track, Becomes The Colour.

From the start of her career, Wells’ musical interests were simply too wide ranging for just one instrument. Trained as a classical violinist, the Texan soon created her own sonic spaceship; an ever-growing pulsating arsenal of synthesisers, effects pedals and toy instruments all tied together with live sampling and a genre-agnostic approach that is diverse, distinctive and utterly her own. Honing her sound on a series of independent releases including an acclaimed cover of The Notorious B.I.G.’s classic, Juicy, it was these initial glimpses and the countless live dates both as bandleader and solo performer that carved out the musician she has become today.

Emily Wells is an artist whose innate complexities lift her out of that particular stable and into a realm all of her own and with a live show that is diverse, distinctive and utterly her own, it’s a performance not to be missed.

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Emily Wells To Release New Single, Mama’s Gonna Give You Love

In support of her current European tour, with an array of UK dates in December, Brooklyn-based Emily Wells has announced that Mama’s Gonna Give You Love will be the next single to be released from her album Mama that was released earlier this year. Mama’s Gonna Give You Love is set for release on December 16, the day before Emily plays a headline London show at The Lexington on 17 December.

Emily Wells

Emily Wells

Piercing violins open this track and give way to the delicate drones of Emily’s voice. The power of these strings against the thumping electronic beats creates something quite fragile within the otherwise authoritative song.

 

You can catch Emily Wells live on the following dates:
15 Nov – Atlas – Aarhus (dk)
16 Nov – Posten – Odense (dk)
18 Nov- L’Espace B – Paris (fr)
20 Nov – Grabenhalle – St Gallen (ch)
21 Nov – La Graviere – Geneva (ch)
22 Nov – Zukunft – Zurich (ch)
23 Nov – Frauenraum @ Reitschule – Bern (ch)
24 Nov – Designmuseum – Nürnberg (de)
27 Nov- Babylon – Istanbul (tr)
28 Nov – Autumn Falls (Botanique) – Brussels (be)
29 Nov- Luxor Live – Arnhem (nl)
30 Nov – Le Guess Who – Utrecht (nl)
1 Dec – Blue Shell – Köln (de)
2 Dec – Prinzenbar – Hamburg (de)
3 Dec – Kantine Am Berghain – Berlin (de)
4 Dec – Beatpol – Dresden (de)
5 Dec – Brotfabrik – Frankfurt (de)
7 Dec – Start The Bus – Bristol (UK)
8 Dec – Ruby Lounge – Manchester (UK)
9 Dec – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds (UK)
10 Dec- King Tuts – Glasgow (UK)
11 Dec – Whelans – Dublin (IE)
12 Dec – Cookie Jar – Leicester (UK)
14 Dec – Bogeiz – Cardiff (UK)
15 Dec – Sticky Mikes – Brighton (UK)
16 Dec – The Boilerroom – Guildford (UK)
17 Dec – Lexington – London (UK)

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Emily Wells Announces UK Tour For December

The Texan native, Emily Wells, is preparing to embark on an exclusive 10 date tour around the United Kingdom.

Wells celebrates her debut UK double-album Mama which was released earlier this year. The 10 track album came complete with a separate disc of acoustic recordings of the record.

Emily Wells broke into the public eye with her album The Symphony Dream Memories and Parties which included the popular Symphony 1 Barrel of a Gun. Since then she has continued to catch the attention of the music industry with her unique blend of instrumental accompaniment to her emotive slam poetry–esque lyrics.

Emily Wells

Emily Wells

Wells looks to build on her coverage with gigs from the 7 December right through to the 17 December. Wells opens the tour with an intimate gig in Start the Bus located in the centre of Bristol. The gigs continue around the United Kingdom stopping off at Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin, Leicester, Cardiff, Brighton, Guildford with the tour coming to an end at the Lexington located in the nation’s capital. The majority of Emily Wells’ tour dates over the years have been in the U.S however these 10 gigs in early December give Wells’ UK following the chance to catch her live.

Tour dates below:
07 Dec- Start The Bus – Bristol
08 Dec – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
09 Dec – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds
10 Dec – King Tuts – Glasgow
11 Dec – Whelans – Dublin
12 Dec – Cookie Jar – Leicester
14 Dec – Bogeiz – Cardiff
15 Dec – Sticky Mikes – Brighton
16 Dec – The Boilerroom – Guildford
17 Dec – Lexington – London

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Emily Wells Announces First Ever UK Live Date and the Release of New Video for Acoustic Version of Single Darlin’

As Emily Wells prepares to release her album Mama out on June 3 through Partisan, she is pleased to confirm her first ever UK live date at Water Rats in London on June 4. Emily will also be supporting Kurt Vile on his tour for three dates across Europe.

After appearing alongside Clint Mansell and Philip Glass on the soundtrack for Park Chan-Wook’s recent psychological thriller Stoker, the incredibly talented Emily Wells recently unveiled her upcoming single Darlin’. She has now also released a video of her performing the latest track acoustically. Darlin’ is one of the more dramatic tracks on her debut album, Mama. It has a psychedelic feel to it with bassy tones combined with floating, airy harmonies. It’s anthemic to say the least. Although this song sounds reasonably upbeat, there’s definitely deeper, more sombre undertones to be heard. It’s a track that expresses humanity’s vulnerability through the lyrics, “If I had any sense/If I had my innocence/I’d take you home with me…”. The acoustic version of Darlin’ strips out the psychedelic and anthemic parts to leave a completely raw, breath-taking song. It’s set for release on May 27.

Emily Wells

Singer songwriter Emily Wells

Darlin’ gives a beautiful glimpse of what to expect from forthcoming album Mama which combines subtle hip-hop inflections and wide-ranging sounds with Emily’s distinctive feline vocals, creating a record that is simultaneously light and delicate with a bold punch of personality.

Contrasting with the heavy layering and electronics of the original, the European version of Mama sees Wells re-imagining the entire record acoustically for a second disc and mirror version. These fresh renditions of an already unique record are stunningly austere, recorded solely with voice and guitar. Emily Wells has stripped off her own armour, leaving only her crystalline voice and equally unambiguous song writing on display.

From the start of her career, Wells’ musical interests were simply too wide ranging for just one instrument. Trained as a classical violinist, the Texan soon created her own sonic “spaceship,” an ever-growing pulsating arsenal of synthesizers, effects pedals and toy instruments all tied together with live sampling. This is a musician whose live show is diverse, distinctive and utterly her own – a performance not to be missed.

See Emily Wells live:
June 4 – London Water Rats
June 6 – Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu*
June 7 – Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9*
June 8 – Paris, France La Maroquinerie*
June 9 – Gent, Belgium Huiskamer Ernest

* supporting Kurt Vile

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