Emma and the Fragments
Emma and the Fragments are an energetic female-fronted indie rock band based in East London. Formed in 2012 by founding member Emma, she leads the band on vocals with Donn on guitar, Jon on drums and latest addition Jonny on bass.
Emma and the Fragments have made a name for themselves with their hard-edged indie rock and released 4 singles across 2021 to critical acclaim – Circle of Concern, Part of the Wildlife, Back to Blue and Proper Everything from the forthcoming EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’ Inspired by 90s indie rock, the band take their influences one step further, exploring a multitude of styles from pop to metal, and display a sound that at times is both dark and brooding or light and fun, complete with catchy melodies and driving guitars. Their music would be equally at home in the playlists of both the most ardent The Cure fan, or a serious lover of Circa Waves, Foals or The Mysterines.
In addition to last year’s single releases they have signed a record deal with London based label Regent Street Records, hosted their own sold out day festival ‘FRAGFEST’ and have recently won the Wigwam Radio Best Indie Rock Act 2021 Award against fierce competition. 2022 is set to be even bigger for the band with new releases and live shows coming across the year.
If Bikini Kill and The Clash had a lovechild but it was raised by Courtney Love, chances are Femegades would be that kid. Hailing from London, the UK-based punk band are a refreshing gulp of clean air, delivering catchy, clean vocals and melodies framed by an energetic punk rhythm section. They tackle subjects such as women subjected to male violence and consent head-on, with hard-hitting lyrics that are both sensitive to the subject matter and delivered with a sense of optimism. Being a band that stands for something is at the heart of everything they do. And their outspoken debut EP “Pornsick” is just a start, as they look to create a soundtrack to the questions that need asking right now.
Profoundly influenced by the likes of Florence + The Machine, Pale Waves, Twenty One Pilots, Half Alive.
Danama’s very own spin on a modern, new wave sound with gut-punching rhythms and contrasting vocals, breathes new life into today’s indie-pop culture. The band has plans to follow through with more material throughout the upcoming year.