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Interview – Emma and The Hungry Truth

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Watch ‘Always The Last To Know’ Clip and check out the tour dates below.

Who are you and what are you doing here? 

My name is Emma Dean and I am here, on Earth, to connect (with) people through music.

How did you start making music?
My amazing parents enrolled me in The Stoliarsky School Of Music when I was two. I studied there on the weekends, hitting things, playing recorder and learning hits like “Who Stole The Cookie From The Cookie Jar”. Later on, around the time I realised I was interested in boys (but was too shy to actually talk to them), I used some of the things I’d learnt and started writing my own music.
How would you describe your music?
Theatrical-pop, tribal rhythms and soaring harmonies!

If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines you which one would it be?
There’s one for every mood. Most recently, I would say it’s a song from our “Feast” EP called “Let Us Dance With Our Fear”. It’s about coming face to face with the monster under the bed and devouring the shadow.
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your music apart from the rest?
The theremin. Always the theremin.

Where are people able to hear your songs?
You can hear our songs all over the internet!
Our single “Always The Last To Know” has a music video on Youtube and is available through iTunes. Our “Feast” EP will be released on 31 October and will be available through Bandcamp, iTunes and other online stores. You can also buy a physical copy at gigs or throughwww.emmaandthehungrytruth.com

Are you playing any shows anytime soon?
We absolutely are!
We’ll be launching our EP at The Soul Box in Adelaide on 18 October and The Old Museum in Brisbane on 1 November. All the details are onwww.emmaandthehungrytruth.com
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a musician?
One of the greatest joys was taking the stage with this band for the first time in March at The Judith Wright Centre Of Contemporary Arts. To share the stage with five of my dearest friends who are all inspiring musicians in their own right was such a delight. It was a very moving experience.
I’ve also enjoyed performing my original shows on Off-Broadway and being in the support band for Placebo at Terminal 5 in New York. They were my favourite band in high school. Brian Molko…*swoon*

Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
Francesca de Valence
Fronz Arp
Jennifer Kingwell

Anything Else you’d like to add?
Emma & The Hungry Truth are:
Emma Dean
Tony Dean
Francesca de Valence
Laura Driver
James Halloran
Hayden Robins

‘Feast’ Tour
October 18 – The Soul Box, Adelaide
November 1 – The Old Museum, Brisbane

Always The Last To Know available 5th September
Feast EP Available from Halloween 2014 (31st October)