Sweet Kind of Blue is her first full studio album since 2013's critically lauded Dear River and marks a new sound for Barker as she returns to the soul and blues influences that first inspired her to become a songwriter and musician.
Emily Barker's new album was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an allstar cast of Memphis session players.
Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road. In 2015 she composed her first full feature film soundtrack for Jake Gavin's Hector, which won a Scottish BAFTA for its lead actor, Peter Mullan.
Sweet Kind Of Blue
No. 5 Hurricane
If We Forget
Over My Shoulder
Underneath My Honey Moon
You can catch Emily on a record store at the following places:
Fri 19 May 10am - breakfast signing - Trading Post, Stroud
Fri 19 May, 1pm - Badlands, Cheltenham
Fri 19 May, 7pm - Sound Knowledge (band) Marlborough
Sat 20 May, 1pm - Rough Trade East (band) London
Sat 20 May, 5pm - Music's Not Dead Bexhill on Sea
Sun 21 May, 3pm - Nottingham Rough Trade
Mon 22 May, 12.15pm - Jumbo, Leeds
Tue 23 May, -7.30pm - David’s, Letchworth
Wed 24 May, 6pm - Bristol Rise
Thu 25 May, 6pm - Oxford Truck
Fri 26 May, 6.30pm - Black Circle Records, Leighton Buzzard
Sat 27 May 1pm Pebble, Eastbourne
Sat 27 May 3pm Union Music Store, Lewes
Thu 1 Jun, 6pm - Brill, London
Sat 3 Jun 3pm - Hundred Records, Romsey