Emma McGlynn’s first taste of life in the music industry came in her teens after a move to Madrid found her fronting Monotone. It wasn’t all she hoped for and disillusioned with the way the band’s record company operated, she split away and began performing solo shows around Europe.
Eventually this led her back to England where she started her own label, Impatio Sound, in order to work on her own terms.
Her biography likens her to Ani DiFranco and PJ Harvey but many of the songs on Kamikaze Birdie would not be out of place on a Jeff Buckley record. The music has many different shades and McGlynn writes and performs lyrics with her heart on her sleeve, the raw emotional feel boosted by the fact that this album was recorded in 16 straight days.
In Kamikaze Birdie, Emma McGlynn has created a gem that will be held very dear by all those lucky enough to find it.
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Release date: 27th September 2004