Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo are set to release their brand new single ‘Fields Of June’ on 13th August 2012 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
Inspired by duets such as Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Neil Young & Nicolette Larson, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood as well as more traditional songs as collected by archivists Alan Lomax or Harry Smith, and contemporary songs such as Johnny Cash’s ‘Delia’s Gone’ or ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ by Nick Cave and Kylie; Emily has teamed up with friend and musical peer Frank Turner, to create a wickedly dark murder ballad with a strong male and female duet at its core.
Released on limited edition white 7” vinyl, the single is backed with Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo’s track ‘Nostalgia’ which features as the theme tune to Kenneth Brannagh’s television series Wallander (currently showing Series 3 on BBC1). The song won Emily and composer Martin Phipps a BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award for best soundtrack.
Also accompanying the single is a stunning vintage style black and white silent film video which sees Emily and her band in fine form breaking Frank’s heart and then attempting to bury him in the ground. Directed by Kieran Short, the video goes live on NME.com on Tuesday 17th July.
22 JUL – Folk by the Oak, Hatfield House
27 JUL – Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset
17 AUG – Beautiful Days, Devon
22 AUG – Apple Store, Covent Garden, London
23 AUG – Castle Park Old Town Festival, Leicester
25 AUG – Solfest, Cumbria
26 AUG – Towersey Festival, Oxfordshire
9 SEP – Bestival, Isle of Wight
21 NOV – Union Chapel, London (with special guests Chris T-T and Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell)
B-side is BAFTA award winning song “Nostalgia”, the theme to BBC drama “Wallander”
Both tracks recorded with legendary producer Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Lau) in Jan 2012 at Gorbals Sound, Glasgow.