Following recent news of being picked as one of The Great Escape's "First Fifty", Brisbane newcomer EMERSON SNOWE has shared a new track & details of UK shows next month.
This latest video sees 23 year old Jarrod Mahon channelling the spirit of glam-rock greats, accompanying the effervescent and undeniably catchy new single which finds him jubilantly singing an ode to his own mortality. "If I Die, Then I Die" is out now via Liberation Records.
"This is one of the oldest songs I have, I was nervous because I was worried in a way to finally finish it" Mahon explains. "I didn’t want the idea of changing the song from show to show to end in one final format. I couldn’t be happier with how this song has turned out. It’s a very close song to me and I hope you enjoy it. If there's anything i've left behind, i'm glad this song was apart of it."
ans might recognise Mahon as one of the founding members of much-loved Brisbane band, The Creases. Under the Emerson Snowe moniker, he is able to create music as a stream of consciousness. Each
song he writes is crafted swiftly and assuredly, with no second glances.
He has already attracted the attention of many of his idols, including Ariel Pink, Courtney Barnett and King Krule –
all of whom he has supported in Australia. Last month he followed in the footsteps of Hatchie and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever when he was awarded the Levi's Music Prize at BIGSOUND festival in
his hometown of Brisbane.
Emerson Snowe live dates:
Nov 23 - The Sebright Arms, LONDON
Nov 24 - Yes, MANCHESTER
Nov 25 - Headrow House, LEEDS
Nov 27 - The Macbeth, LONDON
Following packed out debut London shows at The Sebright Arms & The Shacklewell Arms last month, Brisbane newcomer Emerson Snowe has shared a new video for single "Sunlight," which is available now via Liberation Records.
Emerson Snowe is the moniker of 23 year old Brisbane-based newcomer Jarrod Mahon, who bursts onto the scene with a rapturous, upbeat and sunny slice of garage pop,
Snowe comments: “'Sunlight' is a celebration of living and being alive, but only once you’ve hit rock bottom, when you’re able to appreciate everything for what it is.”
Premiered by Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1, "Sunlight" follows on from "Could You Love Me?" – Emerson Snowe’s first release with Liberation Records earlier this year – and showcases another string from his musical bow.
Under the Emerson Snowe moniker, Mahon is able to create music as a stream of consciousness, free from anxiety and doubt. Each song he writes is crafted swiftly and assuredly, with no second glances.
“Emerson Snowe is a project that I have had for years, since I was in school. It has always been some form of an outlet of representing my ‘true’ self in a way. It started as a kind of heightened version of my self-awareness but overtime I’m finding it to become basically who I am as a person. This has given me the confidence I’ve always wanted to give my art and music.”
Emerson Snowe’s charming yet unconventional approach to music has already attracted the attention of many of his idols, including Ariel Pink, Courtney Barnett and King Krule – all of whom he has supported. Currently in London, he will support Donny Benet next week, before a headline show of his own, that will see him performing with a full band for the first time. Fans might also recognise him as one of the founding members of much-loved Brisbane band, The Creases.