Here’s another chance to see the magical….EMILY BARKER who will be bringing her timeless, beautiful sound to Pie&Vinyl with another exclusive in store performance for the babes of Southsea & Portsmouth.
Emily will be playing in store at 4pm on Sunday 17th November, with the album available to purchase – along with our usual selection of pies and records. As usual, the doors open at approx 3:45pm….
Emily will also be headlining the Wedgewood rooms that night with a her full band ‘The Red Clay Halo’ – so get an early taste of the luscious songs beforehand.
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo will be released her new album ‘Dear River’ on the 8th of July, and is available in store.
More info below!
UK based but hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling singer-songwriter, who with her band The Red Clay Halo blends classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect. Having released three critically acclaimed albums, played a string of sold-out UK dates, performed with Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and written the Bafta and Ivor Novello award-winning themes to hit BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line, the Dear River album is a major landmark that will surely take Emily to a whole new level.
After self-financing her first three albums, Emily is now releasing her fourth album on one of the world’s leading ‘audiophile’ labels, Linn Records. Best known for specializing in Classical and Jazz and combining a love of music with a passion for audio quality, Linn signed Emily last year and Dear River represents possibly its most ‘mainstream’ album release since The Blue Nile’s debut album, “A Walk Across The Rooftops”, in 1984.
Dear River was produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile) and marks a significant sonic move forward from the previous three albums, highlighting Emily’s agile vocal blend of strength and fragility, while lyrically exploring the meaning of home and its related tangents of exile, displacement, and family. Blending her own story into the wider joys and sorrows gleaned from her rigorous researches into others’ experiences of travel and emigration, Emily has emerged with a compelling song cycle that makes her Dear River album an unmistakable watershed in her rapidly burgeoning career.
“I’m so happy with this album” says Emily, barely containing her excitement, “The whole concept means so much to me and although the songs are quite personal, they also feel like they could be other people’s stories – It’s the best recording we’ve done.”