Emma Swift is a wandering songbird who splits her time between Sydney, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee. A fan of minor chords, scuffed-up boots, gin and endless pedal steel, she likes to play vulnerable music. Her heroes, in no particular order are: Gram Parsons, Anais Nin, Lucinda Williams and whoever invented dry shampoo.
"Her darkly soulful take on the sound of female country masters like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn is a dreamy intoxicated trip that sometimes drifts into Mazzy Star or Cowboy Junkies territory, but does very much capture the essence of classic country soul in its purist form." - Pancakes and Whiskey
"Swift has created a dreamy intoxicated world where the heavy-lidded noir crawl of bands like Mazzy Star and Spain co-exist with late-night honky tonk bars, tear-stained sheets and flickering neon signs." – Chris Familton, Post To Wire
"Too quiet, too slow, too tender and too far from the middle of the road? Yeah, probably. Like any of those are bad things." – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald
"Her voice is divine, a beguiling blend of the high, lonesome strains of Tammy Wynette and the hushed dreaminess of Hope Sandoval... The bluesy Woodland Street sees her hitting some gorgeous high notes, while on Seasons she channels the fragile sweetness of The Velvets." - Stack Magazine