“I’ve been able to do some really cool stuff, despite being undefinable and an outcast,” Chelsea Wolfe tells us.
It’s a strange, especially cruel double-edged sword that the more different you are as a musician to anyone else around at the time, the harder you can become to ‘market’ and gain some reward for that talent. And as compelling as Chelsea Wolfe’s music is when you take the time to listen, and it really is incredible work, there’s no escaping that the Sacramento artist’s five albums to date explore wildly diverse ground that’s difficult to label in traditional terms.
Operating in a genre of metal-influenced folk rock that has suddenly become very busy, Emma Ruth Rundle shows why she is among the best in the category. From her standout single “The Light Song,” which features her partner and hardcore icon Evan Patterson on guest vocals to the excellent “Fever Dreams,” her album On Dark Horses makes for one of the most intriguing listens of 2018. Like her peers in Chelsea Wolfe and Myrkur, Rundle is able to blend the bleakness of heavy metal with beautiful folk music for a sound that’s altogether unique. – Matt Matasci
This year has brought me a lot of shows that would be my first time hearing the performing artists. And this one was not an exception. I had a vague idea of what to expect, yet the actual show proved to be beyond anything I imagined. The bands complimented each other perfectly and the music invoked so much emotion, it was hard to contain.
We’re nearing the end of a remarkable year in terms of milestones for the stunning artist Emma Ruth Rundle. With one month of 2018 remaining and more live shows booked before the year ends, we reflect on her year in music. September 14th, Emma released her third LP for Sargent House bringing a wide range of cinematic instrumentals to her sprawling narratives.
Now, our very own Gavin Brown has spent some time chatting to Emma about the third release, recording the album, working with icons and much more….