TUSKS arrives at new peaks with the deeply stirring and cinematic ‘Toronto’
Out Friday (10th) on One Little Indian
Live: 6 Apr – Omeara, London (supporting Alpines)
Photo cred: Jodie Canwell
One Little Indian signee Tusks aka Emily Underhill is quickly making a name for herself with her panoramic glacial sound vistas. Latest single ‘Toronto’ (written in the city it’s named after) is the sound of an artist arriving at the beginning of her peak artistic maturity.
Nestled somewhere between the freeform ultra-slick urban balladeering of James Blake and the frosty and ethereal openness of Sigur Ros, ‘Toronto’ is by turns subtle and deeply emotive, slowly mounting to a breathless climax that highlights Emily’s sheer depth of feeling as an artist.
Produced by Emily herself, alongside Jack Garratt producer and long-term collaborator Brett Cox, ‘Toronto’ is the first taste of her debut album due later this year. Emily’s expansive sound has already attracted praise from key tastemakers, with both Lauren Laverne and Annie Mac backing her on the airwaves. Extensive support from MixMag, Wonderland and The Line of Best Fit, plus fashion heavyweights ASOS, further indicates that Tusks is proving to be a vital new presence on the scene. It’s helped in no small part by her steady conquering of the live circuit, selling out her debut headline London show at the end of last year and touring Europe with Alpines and Submotion Orchestra along the way.
6 Apr – Omeara, London – supporting Alpines
16 Apr – Are You Listening Festival, Reading