If Emma Pollock’s long-awaited - very long-awaited - new album ‘In Search of Harperfield’, explores themes of family, place and time, then the urgent call and response of ‘Parks and Recreation’ finds us in the company of a younger Pollock: engaged in a fight or flight scenario with local bams, and delivering us a gilt-edged slab of alternative pop in the process.
From her earlier career with The Delgados through her excellent brace of solo long players, Emma’s ability to craft leftfield earworms has never been in doubt; with this new single, she's broken her half-decade’s silence with the barreling rhythms of her former band and the urgent guitars of alt-pop heroes Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh.
Thanks to everyone at Faction North for their tremendous efforts producing the video. A deafening round of applause to...
Production Company - Faction North
Director - Virginia Heath
Director of Photography - David Lee
Editor - Stella Heath Keir
Executive Producer - Grant Keir
Production Manager - Margarita Veberaite
Costume Designer - Nazia Mohammad
Makeup & Hair - Sandra Cormack
Colourist - Stella Heath Keir
Colour Correction Consultant - Josefa Celestin
Special thanks - Kolik Films, Cameron Fraser
Praise for 'In Search of Harperfield'
“beautifully crafted…an excellent record” MOJO [4/5]
“The Dusty Springfield of cerebral indie pop. In a field of her own” UNCUT [8/10]
“sumptuous songs…bewitching…breathtaking” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“one of our most vital, poetic and singular voices – a career high” THE HERALD
“Emma’s best work yet” SCOTTISH DAILY EXPRESS [5/5]
“a poignant but punchy triumph” THE SKINNY [4/5]
“a record that’s both fragile and opulent…wise beyond its years.” LOUDER THAN WAR [8/10]
“An affecting, powerful album…enthralling.” DROWNED IN SOUND [8/10]
“a dynamic talent…an immediate, all-embracing collection of songs” THE ARTS DESK [5/5]
“just stunning…an immensely rewarding listen” MUSIC OHM [4/5]
“an extraordinary and beautiful transportive work” THE MUSIC FIX [9/10]
“one of the best albums you will hear this year” XS NOIZE [9/10]
“it’s hard to fault this album…superb” NEON FILLER [9/10]
“Emma Pollock made us wait but it was worth every minute” SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM