Friday, July 27, 2012
FRANK TURNER Buried Alive By EMILY BARKER In A Field Of Red Clay Halo
Ivor Novello award winning songwriter EMILY BARKER and her band The Red Clay Halo have released their brand new single FIELDS OF JUNE (featuring Frank Turner) through Xtra Mile Recordings!
Inspired by historical duets such as Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Neil Young & Nicolette Larson, and Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, as well as more traditional songs as collected by archivists Alan Lomax or Harry Smith, and contemporary songs such as Johnny Cash's 'Delia's Gone' or 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' by Nick Cave and Kylie, Emily has teamed up with friend and musical peer Frank Turner, to create a wickedly dark murder ballad with a strong male and female duet at its core.
Also available on 7" vinyl, the single is backed with Emily Barker's track Nostalgia which features as the theme tune to Kenneth Brannagh's television series Wallander which won her and composer Martin Phipps a BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award for Best Soundtrack.
Also accompanying the single is a stunning vintage-style black and white silent film video which sees Emily and her band in fine form breaking Frank's heart and then attempting to bury him in the ground.
Emily and her band first met Frank way back in 2006 when they shared a stage at Brixton's Windmill. Shortly after this meeting, Frank invited Emily to do a solo support slot on a UK tour with him and his band The Sleeping Souls.
It was on this tour that Emily and Frank first performed "Fields of June" as a duet during Emily's set. The friendship that was formed has seen Emily & The Red Clay Halo record on Frank's albums, support him on tours of the UK and Europe, and perform live with Frank and The Sleeping Souls on some of their biggest shows to date including Frank's sold out Wembley Arena show in April 2012.
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo have recorded and released three albums together, Photos.Fires.Fables (2007), Despite The Snow (2009) and Almanac (2011), and have just completed the recording of a fourth album, due for release early in 2013.
"This is a dream of a record. A new Marling, then? No, Barker offers something else..." BBC Music Editor's Choice (on Almanac)
"Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity" **** Q Magazine (on Despite The Snow)
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
July 29 Camp Bestival, Dorset, United Kingdom
Aug 17 Beautiful Days Fest, Escot Park, United Kingdom
Aug 23 Castle Park Old Town Fest, Leicester, United Kingdom
Aug 25 Solfest, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Aug 26 Towersey Festival, Thame, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Stroud Fringe Fest, Stroud, United Kingdom
Sep 09 Bestival, Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
Oct 16 Solus, Cardiff, United Kingdom*
Oct 17 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom*
Oct 18 Islington Academy, London, United Kingdom*
Oct 19 Concorde 2, Brighton, United Kingdom*
Oct 20 Trix, Antwerp, Belgium*
Oct 21 Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands*
Oct 23 Gloria, Cologne, Germany*
Oct 24 SO36, Berlin, Germany*
Oct 25 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark*
Oct 26 John Dee, Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway*
Oct 27 Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden*
Oct 28 Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden*
Oct 30 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland*
Nov 01 Inkonst, Malmo, Sweden*
Nov 02 Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany*
Nov 03 Beatpol, Dresden, Germany*
Nov 04 Freiheiz, Munich, Germany*
Nov 05 Flex, Vienna, Austria*
Nov 06 KSET, Zagreb, Croatia*
Nov 07 Factory, Milan, Italy*
Nov 08 Abart, Zurich, Switzerland*
Nov 09 Zapata, Stuttgart, Germany*
Nov 10 Ringkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany*
Nov 11 La Maroquinerie, Paris, France*
Nov 12 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, United Kingdom*
Nov 13 O2 Academy 2 Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom*
Nov 13 Academy II, Oxford, United Kingdom*
Nov 14 Academy II, Manchester, United Kingdom*
Nov 15 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom*
Nov 16 Other Room, Birmingham, United Kingdom*
Nov 17 Garage, Birmingham, United Kingdom*
Nov 18 Northumbria University, Newcastle, Australia*
Nov 19 Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom*
Nov 20 Stylus, Leeds, United Kingdom*
Nov 21 Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom
* Solo shows on The Revival Tour