What’s been happening in the Emma Donovan world over the past 12 months?
In the last year, The Putbacks and I have collaborated again in a much slower pace. We wrote sections of new music for our new album which will be released after April this year. So yeah, really excited about new tunes together and actually playing together again.
In early January, you’ll be coming to Malvern Public Gardens in Malvern to play Sunset Sounds. How did you get involved in the event?
I think in early 2015 or even 2016, after we released Dawn, The Putbacks and myself did a gig for Sunset Sounds. So I’ll be happy to play again and I’m so thankful to be coming back.
What can we expect from your Sunset Sounds show?
Definitely some new tunes and a mixture of older tracks from Dawn, and an all ’round feel-good vibe. There will be plenty of love on stage from us.
You’ve been an integral member of the Melbourne music scene for over a decade. Why do you think the music scene here remains so strong?
I believe music and people have survived this long mostly because of the respect and genuine love we have playing together and working alongside each other. Also, loyalty. When I first moved to Melbourne, that’s what I loved most and felt the most. It’s a magic place if you wanna just generally play good music with good people. It’s really a special place to be yourself and other musicians support that.
Catch Emma Donovan at Malvern Gardens as part of Sunset Sounds on Sunday January 19. It’s free, find out more here.