Friday 6 October
Tickets on sale now — seetickets.com/event/ema/broadcast/1109202
EMA began with the urge to self-exile. After the success of 'Past Life Martyred Saints' and 2014’s prophetic 'The Future’s Void, EMA retreated to a basement in Portland, Oregon – a generic apartment complex in a non-trendy neighborhood, with beige carpeting and cheap slat blinds.
She returns with a portrait of a world both familiar and alien: 'The Outer Ring', a pitch-black world of half-empty subdivisions, American flags hung over basement windows, big-box stores and strip malls and rage. In a year dominated by working-class alienation, EMA — a Midwesterner who has never lost her thousand-yard stare — has delivered an album that renders American poverty and resentment with frightening realism and deep empathy.
Watch the video for the latest single 'Aryan Nation':