Emily and the Woods is the project of Londoner Emily Woods and her sweet songs, bluesy voice and new take on alt-folk have certainly charmed me and now hopefully you too. She fits nicely into the London folk scene of the moment, but her music has a slightly jazzy-bluesy feeling at times, accented by her voice and the bass and drum parts on her EP tracks. Her songs are gentle but spirited and the overall effect is rather beautiful. Many of her demo tracks on her myspace also include Laura Marling playing a host of instruments including banjo and pasta percussion. Her debut EP is out now and you can listen to all the tracks from it and also click a link to purchase it on her myspace page here. She has quite a few gigs coming up around London including a gig tomorrow at the Undersolo in Camden (unfortunately I don’t move to London until Sunday :(). I hope their are many more good things to come from this young lady, she’s certainly gained a fan in me.
This is a video of ‘Never Play’ which is one of my favourite of her songs.