INTERVIEW: JAMES ATKIN (EMF) on his sixth full-length solo album – ‘Circadian Rhythms’


In episode #117 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with EMF frontman James Atkin to talk about his 6th solo album ‘Circadian Rhythms.’

James Atkin is responsible for singing one of the biggest hits of all-time – Unbelievable. With his band EMF. The song can still be found all over the airwaves, in blockbuster films and advertisements more than 30 years later. He went on to have massive success with EMF, clocking up a #1 American single, platinum album sales and a prestigious Ivor Novello nomination for songwriting.

In this interview, James Atkin talks about writing and recording Circadian Rhythms – the last EMF album Go Go Sapiens touring and lots more.

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James will be taking the new album out this summer playing a host of special events and summer festivals. Expect dance beats, synth hooks, vocals and pounding drum machines. Joining him on stage will be Rachael Atkin taking care of keyboards and backing vocals. James will also delve into his solo back catalogue and even some of his hits from the last 30 years.

‘Circadian Rhythms’ is released on 03/03/23. Pre Order Now from

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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