An energetic female-fronted indie rock band based in East London, Emma and the Fragments formed in 2012 through founding member Emma, she leads the band on vocals with Donn on guitar, Jon on drums and latest addition Jonny on bass. After making a name for themselves with their hard-edged indie rock sound and four titanic singles throughout 2021, the band have well and truly made their mark, and today, we’re proud to champion their brand new single, ‘No Hope For Love’.
The fifth single from the band, ‘No Hope For Love’ completes their EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’, delivering a driving backbeat complete with rhythmic indie guitars and catchy melodies. Working perfectly with Emma’s soaring and uplifting crystal clear vocals, their innocence and purity allows the listener to hang on to her every word. The song describes a failing relationship using the dark imagery of a bird dying, which is brought to life in the official lyric video. The juxtaposition of the song’s meaning with the memorable and upbeat feel of the track draws the listener much closer to her story.
Inspired by 90s indie rock the band take their influences one step further, exploring a multitude of styles from pop to metal, and displaying 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.
‘No Hope For Love’ is the final single released from the EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’. The EP takes you through a roller coaster of emotions from anxiety, despair, jealousy, joy and loss and the title reflects how a smile can reveal happiness or hide pain.
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