Hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complimented by the magnificent arrangements by her band The Red Clay Halo, whose rootsy ensemble playing underpins Barker’s agile vocal blend of strength and fragility.
‘Almanac’ is the third studio album by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo and is exclusively available in Studio Master on linnrecords.com. You may already be familiar with ‘Pause’ which was used as the theme tune from the Ivor Novello Award-winning soundtrack of BBC TV drama ‘The Shadow Line’. ‘Almanac’ has been nominated for the ‘Album of the Year’ in the 2012 Spiral Earth Awards and named ‘Choice’ by BBC Music and ‘Record of the Week’ by BBC Radio 6.
‘…this is a dream of a record.’ BBC Music
Highlights include the dreamy textures of ‘Billowing Sea’, the nimble arrangements of ‘Reckless’, and the atmospheric lyrics of ‘Witch of Pittenweem’. ‘Almanac’ is a beautifully constructed and charming album, it certainly feels organic and natural, and the presentation of the songs is unaffected and with a real genuine air.
Emily has just finished recording at Gorbals Studio, Glasgow for her forthcoming EP and album. The EP will be released by Linn next month so stay tuned for news on this eagerly awaited release.