Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

The Red Clay Halo 
Singer / Songwriter

Emily Barker's talent is perfectly complimented by her band The Red Clay Halo, whose rootsy ensemble playing underpins Barker's agile vocal blend of strength and fragility.

Rock / Pop

    Together Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo have recorded four albums. The first was Photos.Fires.Fables. (2007) - an eclectic tapestry of old-time narratives weaving gothic stories of fire, tragedy, love and hard lessons...

    This was followed by Despite The Snow (re-issued on Linn in 2013) which was recorded in just four days over a snowy Easter weekend in Norfolk. Critically acclaimed in the UK and Australian music press, its opening track ‘Nostalgia' became the Bafta-winning theme tune to BBC One drama Wallander starring British actor Kenneth Branagh. The music went on to win a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award.

    2011 saw the release of Almanac, (re-issued on Linn in 2013) immediately attracting strong support from BBC radio with sessions for Cerys Matthews on 6 Music and Radio 4's Loose Ends, and single 'Little Deaths' picked as Record of the Week on Nemone's 6 Music show. A stream of sold-out UK tour dates followed, culminating in a rapturously received show at London's St Giles-In-The-Fields church at which Almanac was performed in its entirety including a stunning, stark version of 'Pause'. This song has since been used as the theme tune to the BBC2 noir thriller The Shadow Line which received critical acclaim.

    Emily's new album, Dear River was released on Linn in July 2013.