Emily Capell is a singer-songwriter from North West London, whose songs are about celebrity lust, musical influences, and adolescence – normal, every day stuff for young people growing up in North West London, in other words.
Yet Emily draws from a much deeper well, with her image which owes as much to Beyoncé as it does to Amy Winehouse, Mari Wilson, and girl bands of the 1960s.
Describing her style in an interview with Fred Perry as “Nineteen fifties prostitute”, you soon realise this is someone who is the whole package, she’s funny, clever, and has a captivating voice. It’s no wonder that Emily was awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ at this year’s Boisdale Music Awards. But as she told us, she’s not a newcomer, she’s “an old person”. She’s certainly got an old soul, and with three EPs out and an album set to be recorded next year, Emily is definitely on the up and up.
Emily Capell supports The Spitfires on Tour at The Islington Academy November 10th. Tickets and further information here.
Check out Lisa’s chat with Emily at last week’s Boisdale Music Awards: