Track Of The Day #777: Emma Pollock – Parks And Recreation

Track Of The Day #777: Emma Pollock – Parks And Recreation

Emma PollockIt’s been six years since her second album, The Law Of Large Numbers, but Emma Pollock will return with her third album In Search Of Harperfield on January 29.

A week earlier, January 22nd, will see the release of the first track from the album ‘Parks And Recreation’. It follows in the footsteps of personal reflection in her work (such as ‘If Silence Means That Much To You’ from her solo debut Watch The Fireworks). Here she recalls childhood and teenage visits to the parks where she would much rather have shot basketball, or fed the swans, but instead had to put up with the folks spoiling it for everyone else, and her ending up with a bloody nose in the process.

But this is no ‘oh, woe was me’ moment. You sense the young Emma picked herself up, dusted herself down – and used it as the basis for yet another kick-ass tune, as she has done for over 20 years now. Speaking of which, this year marks the 21st anniversary of Chemikal Underground, the long-running Scottish indie label that not only gave the world her former band, The Delgados, but also the likes of Arab Strap, Found, RM Hubbert and Mogwai

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