Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Shadow Line on London Live TV



Hello there,
Some of you may remember the awesome noir thriller, 'The Shadow Line' by Hugo Blick, which was broadcast as a seven-part series on BBC2 back in 2011...?
Well it's now airing on London Live!
And in case you weren't aware, the opening and closing theme is a song of mine called 'Pause' which was adapted by Martin Phipps (composer) for the series.
This is it...



And this is the original...


Monday, 28 April 2014

Germany and Netherlands Tour

Hello friends in Germany and Netherlands,

'Dear River' is now out and available in Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium & Luxembourg!

Gill Sandell (of The Red Clay Halo) and I are about to embark on a duo headline tour of Germany, with a couple of shows in the Netherlands too. To celebrate, we made this little video of ourselves playing the title track of the album - hope you enjoy it as much as all the outtakes prove that we did (we might share those with you another time!)…



Our exceptionally talented friend, the awesome Chris T-T , will be opening most of the shows and John Allen will also join us in Berlin and Hamburg.
Here are the dates below...

Tues May 13th - Studio 672, Köln (DE) w Chris T-T
Weds May 14th - Kellerklub, Stuttgart (DE) w Chris T-T
Thurs May 15th - Nachtleben, Frankfurt (DE) w Chris T-T
Fri May 16th - Milla, München (DE) w Chris T-T
Sat May 17th - Cafe Wagner, Jena (DE)**
Sun May 18th - Grüner Salon, Berlin (DE) w Chris T-T and John Allen
Mon May 19th - Fabrik, Hamburg (DE) w Christ T-T and John Allen
Tues May 20th - kunst- und kulturverein spedition e.V., Bremen (DE) w Chris T-T
Weds May 21st - Burgerweeshuis café, Deventer (NL) w Chris T-T
Thurs May 23rd - Patronaat Café, Haarlem (NL)**

**without Chris T-T

Hope to see you at one of the shows!
Best wishes,
Emily x

ps. Here's a little video Chris and I made on our tour bus when we toured the UK last October and November...




Tuesday, 22 April 2014

O BRO: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE COEN BROS.



Hello there,
The Red Clay Halo and I are performing this Friday 25th April at St. George's in Bristol. It's a special kind of show because, as well as doing some of our own songs, we'll also be doing covers of various songs used in the films of the Coen Brothers. We'll also be collaborating with the wonderful acts also playing on the night. They are...

I had a bit of fun and made a playlist of some of my favourite Coen Brothers tracks as well as included some songs by the artists above. You can listen in here if you fancy...


There's still some tickets left but grab them whilst you can!

TICKETS

Hope to see you there! Emily x
ps. Here's us rehearsing one of the songs we'll be performing...

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Songs Beneath the River Limited Edition 10" Vinyl EP


Hello there, I've just stepped off the plane from Nashville and am back on British turf ready to get stuck into celebrating Record Store Day and the release of our limited edition 10" vinyl EP 'Songs Beneath the River'.
The recording was made a couple of months ago in Mark Ronson's Zelig studios where The Red Clay Halo and I recorded direct to vinyl via a link through to Gearbox Records' incredible mastering suite next door. Here's a video which sheds a bit more light on this antiquated direct-to-disc recording method and how we went about making the EP...



So why Songs Beneath The River? The four songs on the EP were chosen from the list we had put together of music that informed and inspired the writing and arranging on our album Dear River...

Tracklist for ‘Songs Beneath The River’:
SIDE A
1. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
2. Easter
SIDE B
1. Tougher Than The Rest
2. Day After Tomorrow

To celebrate the release, we'll be doing a bunch of in-store appearances...

Fri 18 Apr
Union Music Store, Lewes, 3pm (solo)

Sat 19 Apr
Brill, Exmouth Market, London, 9am (solo)
Banquet, Kingston, 11am (with The Red Clay Halo)
Pie & Vinyl, Southsea, 2pm (with The Red Clay Halo)
Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill, 5.30pm (with The Red Clay Halo)

Sun 20th Apr
Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 3pm (solo)

Tues 22nd Apr
Trading Post, Stroud, 7pm (solo)

Hope you can make it along to one of the shows!
Best wishes,
Emily