I don’t know about you guys, but every time I turn the radio on (BBC 6 – of course) – Emma Pollock seems to be playing…whether it’s Radcliffe & Maconi, Lauren Laverne or Marc Riley, Emma Pollock is playing. I wonder why I thought. And then it dawned on me…ITS BECAUSE EMMA HAS AN INCREDIBLE ALBUM UP HER SLEEVE. Oh yes, she does.
On Friday 5th February, at 7:30pm – Emma is coming to play in live and intimate for you in our little shop!
we’ll be opening our doors at 7:15pm, with a first in the queue, first to be let in policy….
BUT…you have the chance to secure a place at the in store by pre ordering the record HERE
You will then be invited to arrive earlier than advertised to collect your record, and grab a spot near the front. We will e mail you details near to the time of the event.
We’ll also have a special pie dedicated to Emma, or Chemikal Underground or something (Not sure yet but witty name and ingredients to follow)
I do believe it’s the perfect chance to get your Dinner tea, and tap your foot and synchronise your spoon to mouth movements whilst your ears and belly harmonise together, which will bring a big curl upwards of your lips – and you can say YOU were there!
ANYWAY – more info on the new record below.
Chemikal Underground’s mater familias (she won’t thank me for that one), leading Delgado and all-round songwriter-supreme Emma Pollock has finally returned with a follow-up to 2010’s “The Law of Large Numbers“.
Waiting five and a half years for anything is always going to result in the ante being upped a bit, so it’s a good job that with ‘In Search of Harperfield’, Emma’s secured her role in the pantheon of truly great Scottish vocalists and songwriters. While retaining the sharp, insightful lyricism that characterised her tenure in The Delgados, it’s the stylistic diversity and – above all else – her extraordinary vocal performances that elevate ‘In Search of Harperfield’ to the realms of greatness.
From the off-kilter pop urgency of ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Don’t Make Me Wait'; the elegant orchestrations of ‘Intermission’ and ‘Dark Skies'; the subtle sophistication of ‘Alabaster’and ‘Monster in the Pack’ and – the album’s wonderful, Dusty Springfield recalling closer – ‘Old Ghosts’, ‘In Search of Harperfield’ is a glorious pop album which sees one of alternative music’s finest voices at the peak of her powers.