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 from £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles Women don’t make concept albums: how BBC Four’s When Pop Went Epic erases popular music’s diverse history The Hollow Crown and the tricky question of staging the Henry VI plays Is Apple Music really deleting users’ songs without their consent?