Culture 13 June 2011 Cultural Capital podcast: Emmy the Great A conversation on music, lyrics, the monarchy and the end of the world with the singer-songwriter. Print HTML A conversation on music, lyrics, the monarchy and the end of the world with the singer-songwriter. In the first Cultural Capital podcast for Newstatesman.com, I speak to the singer-songwriter Emma Lee Moss of the band Emmy the Great. Their second album, Virtue, is released today. In the interview, we talk about the difficulties of being a woman in the music industry ("It's hard to be a woman anything . . . but that creates stronger women"); her song "Mistress England", which she wrote for the Observer's royal wedding special ("I found out I was anti-monarchy"); the student protests ("The media focused on the violence because it was sexy"); being a member of the Labour Party ("Obviously, I'm not going to go Lib Dem"); and the impact of the internet on musicians ("It's like being in the wild west - things are so unregulated"). She also explains how "the first time I fell in love, I got the squits". Watch the video for their new single, "Iris": Yo Zushi works for the New Statesman. His most recent album, "Notes for 'Holy Larceny'", was released by Pointy Records › Arrested for filming a public council meeting Yo Zushi is a sub-editor of the New Statesman. His work as a musician is released by Eidola Records. Subscribe More Related articles Snakebites and body parts “I’m downloading stuff from first thing in the morning”: at 76, Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale is still raving Do the abusive messages sent to One Direction members reveal a darker side to fandom?