folk @ temperance | Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater

folk @ temperance | Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater

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33 Bath Street

Leamington Spa

CV31 3AF

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We are delighted to welcome the hugely talented Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater to Temperance. This is going to be good,.

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EMILY BARKER Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the BBC’s hugely successful crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.

Her latest album—A Dark Murmuration of Words—was produced by Greg Freeman and recorded at StudiOwz, a converted chapel in the Welsh countryside. Lyrically probing, by turns both dark and optimistic, Barker searches for meaning through the deafening clamour of fake news and algorithmically filtered conversation, delivering a timely exploration of the grand themes of our age through the lens of what it means to return “home.” On its release, A Dark Murmuration of Words hit number 1 on the Official Americana Album chart in the UK and has garnered widespread acclaim.

Barker has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands and collaborations including The Red Clay Halo, Frank Turner, Vena Portae, Marry Waterson and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing the soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen.

Praise for A Dark Murmuration of Words:

“an album of spare, striking beauty” Mojo ★★★★

“…a kind of Australian equivalent of PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake” UNCUT 8/10

“bold, direct, uncompromising” CLASH

“a high-class piece of songwriting and beautifully expressed musicianship” Americana UK 9/10

“irresistibly catchy…an album replete with nooks and crannies, light and shade” The Australian ★★★★★

“an album full of grace and danger” RnR ★★★★★

“One of the most literate and probing folk albums of the year. I really love it.” Ann Powers, NPR Music

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