“This ain’t like no other song you’ve heard today.” Emily Capell’s lyric on her track, ‘Bombs to the Beatles’, is the perfect summary of her debut album Combat Frock. (Releasing 5th Oct 2019) North West Londoner Emily Capell creatively fuses together highlights of pop, punk, blues & Indie, presenting the perfect image of a young British Mod. Following in the footsteps of Lilly Allen and Kate Nash, Emily Capell demonstrates what it means to be quintessentially British standing out as a unique musical talent in the thriving hotbed of the UK music scene.
‘Capell is full of the quirks of an early Lily Allen with the same weight of promise, and a London twang in her tunes to match.’ Never Enough Notes
Incorporating sounds of noughties’ indie rock bands like Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines, the ska revival sounds of the late seventies from artists such as The Specials & The Clash and evident inspiration from the rock ‘n’ roll sounds of Marty Wilde in the late fifties, Combat Frock manages to embrace all the major elements of British musical history. Setting a light 1950s’ vintage theme, Emily tantalises the listener with infectious, up beat and feel-good tracks such as, ‘Ispo Calypso’, and, ‘Bonanza’, that are just too irresistible to not dance to.
“‘Sweet soft vocals with hard hitting lyricism that really makes you sit up and listen. One to watch” Gary Crowley (BBC London)
Putting the icing on the cake, Emily muses over the world we live in, by virtue of a selection of pop-culture references and tongue-in-cheek lyrics such as a girl’s secret desire to marry a rich man in, ‘I Found A Footballer To Marry Me’, but Emily is no shallow songstress. In the slow and sinister ‘Smiley Culture’ she’s intent on showing the world what we are doing to our planet and the brutal social media societies that we’ve created. Petite in form, yet brave and outspoken, Emily even goes as far to name and shame Morrissey for being a racist in ‘Ode to Uncle Moz’
“…hers is the voice of rebellion, of disaffection, and she’s keeping it real”
Emily Capell’s musical prowess on stage has been steadily growing over the last few years with performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days and many more. She started out 2 years ago with a Jack FM stage slot at Cornbury Festival and was then spotted and adored by the promoter so she was invited back for a main stage performance the following year. She also won Best Newcomer at the 2018 Boisdale Music Awards, hosted by Jools Holland and supported The Spitfires on tour. Furthermore, Emily has performed live on Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms’ BBC London shows as well as monthly residencies at Proud Galleries and the Dublin Castle in Camden Town. She’s had support & plays on X Radio, 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Union Jack & Shoreditch Radio and can count celebrities such as actor Matt Horne (Gavin & Stacey and The Catherine Tate Show) and ex-QPR premier league footballer Joey Barton among her fan base.
“I hope you love this as much as I do” Amy Lame (6 Music)
To celebrate the release of, ‘Combat Frock,’ Emily will be bringing the magic of the album to life at The Camden Assembly on Saturday 5th October, she’ll then head out on tour with 2 Tone Ska Revival legends, The Selecter in November, followed by a headline tour in the New Year 2020.
Emily Capell and her band will be performing with The Selecter on their 40th Anniversary Tour on the following dates:
17TH OCTOBER NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY*
18TH OCTOBER LEEDS STYLUS
19TH OCTOBER GLASGOW QMU*
20TH OCTOBER NEWCASTLE BOILER SHOP*
22ND OCTOBER NORTHAMPTON ROADMENDER*
23RD OCTOBER CARDIFF TRAMSHED*
24TH OCTOBER BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY*
25TH OCTOBR MANCHESTER O2 RITZ*
26TH OCTOBER BIRMINGHAM O2 INSTITUTE*
14TH NOVEMBER GUILDFORD G LIVE
15TH NOVEMBER BURY ST. EDMUNDS THE APEX
16TH NOVEMBER MARGATE HALL BY THE SEA
17TH NOVEMBER LINCOLN ENGINE SHED
19TH NOVEMBER CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL
20TH NOVEMBER FALMOUTH PRINCESS PAVILLION
21ST NOVEMBER BEXHILL DE LA WARR PAVILLION
22ND NOVEMBER BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
23RD NOVEMBER LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
* Emily Capell will be appearing as a solo performer