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Smoke by EMBERHONEY
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Posted: 09 October 11
Emberhoney is led by the iconoclastic siren and songsmith
TM Damion in a new collaboration with guitarist and producer John Baron Kent, a.k.a ‘The Baron’ and bass guitarist Ben King.
After performing her dark materials on piano in 2009-10, Taylor Madison Damion expanded Emberhoney’s line-up in early 2011. A recent performance by Emberhoney at the Komedia, Brighton, prompted the promoter to say
“The darkness never sounded so beautiful.” – Simon Tilbury
There were, however, earlier collaborations between TM Damion and The Baron from 2004 to 2006, which laid the foundations for what has now become the signature Emberhoney sound; reminiscent of The Velvet Underground, Pulp Fiction, Twin Peaks and Leonard Cohen meets Lykke Li.
‘Dark but never dreary – TM Damion’s hypnotising Nico-like voice is set against powerful film noir soundscapes, which slowly lead you into a haunted world of mystery…with a gothic Germanic twist.’ -Glasswerk
Emberhoney originally released two singles and an EP on their own Honeytone Recordings label. Circumstances prevented further work together for 3 years, during which time Taylor returned to playing drums and studying illustration and comic art. Fortunately, she was destined to drop out of Art School and return to Emberhoney, adding drums and artwork to their new EP ‘Smoke’. Bass player Ben King, featured on the latest EP, joined Emberhoney after meeting Taylor at the library where they both worked.
Emberhoney’s live shows have included appearances in London and the South East at The Spitz, Troubador and Komedia plus a six month residency at The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton and at the White Night festival. Live radio sessions include BBC Southern Counties, Juice FM and Radio Reverb. Following a commission to write the main theme song for a New York theatre show, Taylor’s work was also nominated in the UK Songwriting and Songfactor competitions.