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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo – Dear River

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Dear River
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo – Dear River

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo have announced the date for the release of their new album, Dead River will be available from July 7th on Linn Records, in the interim here’s a taster of what’s to come, the tracks called  ‘Ghost Narrative’ and it’s a corker – the video was filmed during rehearsal for the Union Chapel show last November.


Odds N Ends

Not done one of these for a while, but some tasty titbits around this week.

From Patterson Hood a first taster from Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance his upcoming solo album, here’s Come Back Little Star a collaboration with the wonderful Kelly Hogan. More


Frank Turner gets buried by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo in their video to promote their vinyl single collaboration Fields of June, you can pre-order the 7″ out on white vinyl next month here.


She Keeps Bees premiered their latest single on All Songs Considered this week, you can listen and download Counter Charm via the Soundcloud widget.


The Staves record a session for Daytrotter here and feature on a revamped Routes Jukebox

Beat Surrender Top Ten of ’11



Band of Holy Joy
How To Kill A Butterfly

Band of Holy Joy – A Clear Night, a Shooting Star, a Song for Boo by BeatSurrender

Wonderfully crafted the songs preach with a desolate beauty leaving behind plenty of food-for-thought 

I’ve listened and enjoyed some great music this year but none better than this album from Band Of Holy Joy which just stopped me in my tracks, but it doesn’t end with the musical brilliance as the CD release is packaged beautifully too in a book format with wonderful original artwork by Inga Tillere, for your chance to win a copy drop us an Email with the subject line BOHJ and I’ll pick a random entry and put a copy of the CD in the post to you (overseas entries welcome)

Zoe Muth & Lost High Rollers
Starlight Hotel

Muth’s vocal is just perfect, sad, sincere, achingly beautiful 

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Here & Now

Career high from one of the best song writers around

Codeine by

Danny & the Champions of the World
Hearts & Arrows

Shooting straight at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll

The Decemberists
The King is Dead

live up to the hype it does from the first listen this record has really grabbed me 

The Redlands Palomino Company
Don’t Fade

cracking third from the UK’s top country rockers

The Redlands Palomino Company – Don’t Fade by BeatSurrender

Amanda Shires
Carrying Lightning

it’s hard not to be captivated by it

Drive-by Truckers
Go-Go Boots

country, soul, murder ballads, DBT keep driving forward

Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo

Top track from a top album used on the best piece of TV drama I’ve watched this year.

Nothing is Wrong

wonderfully melodic and adorned with some sweet sounding guitar and the sibling harmonies

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Vinyl Love – Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo – Almanac

Having backed the Pledge project and already the proud owner of the Almanac CD by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo I was delighted to see the album get a release on vinyl and it comes with a bonus track Pause: The Shadow Line plus a print of the wonderful Little Deaths artwork by Daniela Terrazzini.

Order at Bandcamp

Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo – Bones by emilybarker

Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo – Ropes by emilybarker

Emily Barker & Red Clay Halo “Pause” The Shadow Line

Pause [Tree]

I signed up during last summer through Pledge Music to support the third album from Emily Barker & Red Clay Halo (Anna Jenkins, Jo Silverston and Gill Sandell), Almanac arrived around six months later and was well worth waiting for, I’m not a huge telly fan and at this risk of sounding a snob about it – a lot of what passes for entertainment these days makes my brow furrow, every now though something comes along that’s worth investing time in, which brings me back to Almanac and the third single from the album Pause a version of which has been used as the theme tune to the BBC’s excellent seven part drama The Shadow Line.


The back story to the track is that UK based Aussie Emily wrote it when back in her childhood home on the other side of the world in Bridgetown, WA, it’s a song about “exhaustion, a longing to slow down and the importance of taking time out to be with loved ones. It’s also about the depth of love you can feel for someone” and its one of the many highlights of Almanac, gathering together the wonderful harmonies of The Red Clay Halo and blending in the reverent sound of a pipe organ, played by Gill Sandell and recorded in a single take at the Royal Festival Hall – despite her having never played the instrument before.

PAUSE by emilybarker

It’s the second time one of the bands tracks has made it to TV, and I suspect not the last.

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo – Nostalgia




There’s a tour currently in progress and you can catch the band at the following venues over the summer.

29th May- Tarvin Community Centre, Chester
11th June- Arctic Circle ‘Monsters & Fairytales’, Kings Place, London
12th June- Old Gateshead Town Hall, Newcastle
16th June- The Prince Albert, Rodborough
17th June- St. Edith’s Club, Kemsing
18th June- Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
6th July- City of London Festival, Guildhall Yard
17th July- City of London Festival, Canada Square Park
6/7th August, Traquair Fair, Innerleithen
19th August, Greenman