Fans of guitar noise will have crossed paths with Ema as the scorching guitarist in legendary folk/noise outfit Amps for Christ before forming the genre-defying cult duo Gowns with Ezra Buchla, which Pitchfork called "one of the most heart-stoppingly great live bands on earth" and the Village Voice spluttered succinctly upon seeing them live: "Holy f***ing f***!". Their 2007 album Red State was an electronic folk and feedback drenched masterpiece that left critics both raving and bewildered. It sadly proved to be their last. The upside is that that musical crossroads lead to the unveiling of Ema who has since opened for Throbbing Gristle on their last US tour. Did we also mention she relocated to LA when she was just 18, because she really liked "Welcome to the Jungle"? Ballsy? Erm, just a tad.