Singer/songwriter Erika M. Anderson (EMA) grew up in the dive bars and rotten graveyards of South Dakota. Originally in Drone Folk band Gowns, and she went solo in 2010 releasing her debut album ‘Little Sketches' on Tape on Night People, an independent music label founded by former Raccoo-oo-oon Shawn Reed. In 2011 EMA released her second album ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’, which received positive reviews on Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound and the NME and found its way into many Best Albums of 2011 lists.
She has been heavily blogged about and was recently described by Yahoo news as the most blogged about artist of the week. Anyone who witnessed her performances at last years TGE will testify that this show is not to be missed!Check out the fantastic video for her single “Marked" here.
'THE CANNES OF THE MUSIC WORLD'
--Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music