Following the disbandment of The Delgados in 2005, the band Emma co-founded with her three fellow Chemikal Underground starter-uppers (Paul Savage, Alun Woodward, Stewart Henderson), Emma released her solo debut ‘Watch The Fireworks’ on 4AD. Returning to Chemikal for her next solo outing ‘The Law of Large Numbers‘ in 2010, Emma picked up more plaudits and acclaim for her unique brand of lavishly lyrical songwriting.
Then? Well, stints developing the Fruit Tree Foundation alongside Idlewild’s Rod Jones and playing a central role in The Burns Unit (who performed on Later…With Jools Holland) proved more than a little diverting since it’s been five and a half years since we had a new body of work. Until now that is as her new solo album ‘In Search of Harperfield‘ was released to universal acclaim on January 29th 2016.
On ‘In Search of Harperfield’….
“beautifully crafted…an excellent record” MOJO [4/5]
“The Dusty Springfield of cerebral indie pop” UNCUT [8/10]
“a towering, masterful collection from a truly brilliant artist.” Q [4/5]
“sumptuous songs…bewitching…breathtaking” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“one of our most vital, poetic and singular voices – a career high” THE HERALD
Upcoming Live Shows
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £10. Address: The Punchbowl Hotel, 125 Jesmond Road. Venue phone: 07921854092. Trio show in the new intimate (60 capacity only) venue Bobik’s in the centre of Newcastle, featuring keys/bass from Graeme Smillie and cello from Pete Harvey. Some old songs with new arrangements and some brand new songs. Buy Tickets|
|12/21/19||Glasgow||The Glad Café||United Kingdom|
|Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15.40. Address: 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2HG. Venue phone: 0141 636 6119. It’s been a while since Emma played her home town so she’s delighted to be playing a favourite local venue only a few streets away from where she lives. This will be a pretty special gig with a new trio that she’s currently playing with, made up of long term musical aide Graeme Smillie on keys and bass but with the new addition of the spectacular Pete Harvey on cello. They plan to play some brand new songs in advance the recording of a new solo album plus some old songs with refreshed arrangements. The fabulous Martha Ffion will support. Buy Tickets|