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Smashing Blouse 1st Birthday Special: Emily & The Woods + Ebony Day + Pete Roe + Die Mason Die
Emily and The Woods are a London- based band fronted by Emily Wood. The newly shaped London based outfit includes brother Benedict Wood on guitar, Dave Bush on drums and bass player Sam Brown. Since meeting at school, 'the boys' (Wood, Brown and Bush) have been playing as a collective for as long as they could pick up their instruments, with each of them going on to study music.
Developing in a way that far removes the band from the previously labelled 'singer-songwriter' tag, Emily and The Woods' newly honed sound blends luscious vocals with subtle electronic touches. Wood's pensive tone is at the heart of the music, backed by pounding drums, dark and driving bass-lines and shimmering guitars. The 2014 EP 'Then We Collide' followed lead single 'Helios' which gained plays across Gilles Peterson and Lauren Laverne's shows on BBC6 Music, XFM and BBC Radio 1, where it was named Zane Lowe's 'Hype Track'.
Emily and The Woods tour dates
Pete is a highly respected musician, both by his peers in the London Folk scene (Laura Marling as a band member, Mumford & Sons, Ethan Johns) and US artists such as Ryan Adams. Whilst his guitar style owes much to British folk guitarists of the 1960s such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn, his songwriting owes more to American songwriters such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and indeed Ryan Adams- whom he cites as an influence and now a fan.
Pete Roe tour dates