EMILY BARKER

 
Emily and her band, The Red Clay Halo, have carved out their own style, seamlessly blending classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect. Together they have 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. 'Dear River' is a major landmark that will surely take 'Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo' to a whole new level. 'Dear River' was produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile) and marks a significant sonic move forward from previous albums. Lyrically, the album explores the meaning of home and its related tangents of exile, displacement, and family.

 

In 2015 Emily released the album the 'Toerag Sessions' and provided the score for the film Hector is the first feature from writer/director Jake Gavin. A heartwarming portrait starring Peter Mullan of an enigmatic man in contemporary Britain. Living around the motorways with transient friends for years, we follow their annual pilgrimage from Scotland to a London shelter and the warmth of a temporary Christmas family.


In early 2016 Emily alongside Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace released their eponymous album as Applewood Road which was recorded and written in Nashville. Watch the video for the title track below. A new Emily Barker solo album is also due in the near future.