With Emma Swift’s debut mini-album due for official release in just a few days on August 1, early reviews of the record have been overwhelmingly positive:
“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
“A 4am record, evocative of two smokes left in the pack and empty glasses on the coffee table.” Jeff Glorfeld, The Age
“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
“Her voice has the right balance of sweetness, sonorousness and just a hint of hard-life huskiness and she delivers classic lyrics with perfect poise… Without reinventing the country sound and without even thinking about any of the current trends, Emma Swift has created something timelessly appealing.” – Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ Radio Brisbane
“Emma’s voice, just like Tiff Merritt’s broken china reincarnation of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, sits perfectly for me between past and present. And it’s not just her voice. I can hear echoes from the well-worn grooves of my favourite records in this self-titled mini-album.” – Cam MacKellar
The mini-album has also received extensive radio support, with a range of tracks from the record played on taste-maker Sydney local radio stations 2Ser and FBi, as well as Triple R and PBS in Melbourne , Radio Adelaide and 4ZZZ in Brisbane.