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Superheroes Q & A: Emma Anglesey


Launceston-based singer song-writer Emma Anglesey has made once again made travelling around Tasmanian an irresistible adventure with the music video for her music video for Mary-Anne. The jagged alt-folk track, inspired by her housemates going through something rough, was written by Anglesey as “an emotional pain killer to turn a feeling of struggle into a feeling of revelling in the fight”. We asked the now-Tassie songstress who would make her team of superheroes and what to expect from her next year!

If you could choose to be one famous superhero who would you be?

Oh, it’s so hard to pick one… it would have to be Starbuck from the new BattleStar Galactica because she’s really strong and vulnerable at the same time.

Who would be your arch nemesis?

A Cylon I guess, but we would pretty soon become friends. I’ve always made a big effort to be really nice to proto-AIs because when they become self-aware I reckon they’ll remember who traded them respectfully and who didn’t…

If you had to choose between flying and invisibility what would you choose?

It would be invisibility because you could do a lot of good in the world with that power!

If you had to put together a team of 5 superheroes who would you pick?

It would be the planeteers: Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi and Ma-Ti. With their powers combined they can summon Captain Planet!

Would you rather fight Superman or Batman?

Batman probably, because I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Superman…

For the uninitiated, how do you describe your sound and live shows?

It’s a hard thing for me to do but others describe it as alternative, pop, folk, and indie!

We’re loving your new single Mary-Anne, what’s the story behind the song? 

Oh thanks! Mary-Anne is about how you don’t always know where the road is leading and sometimes things happen that are totally out of your control but you just keep going. I wrote it to turn a feeling of struggle into a feeling of reveling in the fight.

Lastly, what do you have planned for 2017?

Well I’ll be seeing in the New Year with a set at Falls Festival, I have a support for Lior lined up, and I’ll be releasing some new music!