Retro and brand new all at the same time...Addictively good.
— Ear to the Ground Music


Arcade Fire, The Kills, Talking Heads, Beach House


Born of the Western-MA DIY scene, Old Flame spins gritty honey rasp vocals into an art rock nostalgia with a shoegaze afterglow. Since forming in 2017, the group, comprised of vocalist Emma Ayres (Emma June), guitarist Sam Perry (Dios Trio), drummer Ken Birchall (Eric Culberson Band), keyboardist Hannah Rose (Sodada), and bassist Nate Mondschein (Best Mann), have toured both locally and nationally, with highlight shows at The Green River Festival, Old 78 Fest, Rockwood Music Hall, and Rubble Bucket’s Dream Picnic.

In their 2+ years together, Old Flame has released three records: Their debut EP Wolf In The Heather was lauded by The Valley Advocate for its “acid-tongued lyrics that rail against corporate capitalism and capture the spirit of proto-punk in a bottle; a rollicking anarchistic flair for damning it all to hell.” Their follow-up EP Hush Money was similarly praised for “...evoking the intensity of The Bends and OK Computer-era Radiohead with lead vocalist singing with ethereal subtlety that’s reminiscent of Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac.”

Old Flame released their debut full-length album Young & In Debt at the Shea Theater Arts Center on Saturday, May 11th, to a packed house, and have toured behind the LP throughout the summer.

This fall, Old Flame is returning to the studio to work on new material, while continuing to gig across the greater New England region.

About Young & In Debt

Released May 11, 2019

Recorded by Andrew Oedel @ Ghost Hit Recording and Nate Mondschein @ Echo Base Production

Produced By Nate Mondschein @ Echo Base Production

Mixed By Andrew Oedel @ Ghost Hit Recording

Mastered By Andy Casella @ Shape Recording



Select Show / Festival History


The Shea Theater, Turners Falls, MA

Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Hawkes & Reed, Greenfield, MA

Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA

Bishop's Lounge, Northampton, MA

Ralph’s Rock n’ Roll Diner, Worcester, MA

Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn NY

The Shrine, New York, NY

Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

The Bowery Vault, Nashville, TN

Smith Public Trust, Washington, D.C.


Green River Festival, Greenfield, MA

Rubblebucket Dream Picnic, Holyoke, MA

Red Gorilla Music Fest, Austin, TX

Upper Valley Music Festival, Greenfield, MA

Chili Fest, Sunderland, MA

First Night Northampton, Northampton, MA

Strong and Pleasant Fest, Northampton, MA

Famtasia Fest, Candia, NH

Old 78 Fest, Warwick, MA

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