Emma Pollock

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Emma Pollock
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Emma Pollock performs live at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, May 2007.
Background information
Origin Scotland
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels Chemikal Underground
Associated acts The Delgados
The Burns Unit
The Fruit Tree Foundation
Website emmapollock.com

Emma Pollock is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and a founding member of The Delgados, The Burns Unit and The Fruit Tree Foundation.

Early life[edit]

Pollock studied Laser Physics and Optoelectronics at the University of Strathclyde graduating BSc (Hons) in Summer 1993.[1][2]


A founding member of The Delgados, she signed a solo recording contract with British independent record label 4AD in 2005 after the amicable split of the band. She continues, however, to be involved in the influential Glasgow-based label Chemikal Underground.[citation needed] Her first solo album, Watch the Fireworks, was released on 17 September 2007.[3] Pollock has most recently been recording with Scottish-Canadian band The Burns Unit, along with Indo-Caledonian pop artist Future Pilot AKA, Karine Polwart, King Creosote, multi-instrumentalist Kim Edgar, drummer/producer Mattie Foulds, pianist Michael Johnston; and rapper MC Soom T. Pollock has also worked with David Gedge both in the studio and live as part of his Cinerama project.

On 3 August 2010, The Burns Unit release their debut, Side Show, through Proper Distribution in the UK. Produced by the band's drummer Mattie Foulds, Side Show was mixed with Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand) and mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, ABBA, Norah Jones).

On 25 August 2014, the second album from English folk rock band Dry the River, Alarms in the Heart, was released, featuring Pollock in its third track, "Roman Candle", as guest performer.

On 29 January 2016, Emma Pollock's third solo album In Search of Harperfield was released on Chemikal Underground Records. [4]



  • Watch the Fireworks (17 September 2007)
  • The Law of Large Numbers (1 March 2010)
  • In Search of Harperfield (29 January 2016)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Adrenaline" (28 May 2007)
  • "Acid Test" (3 September 2007)
  • "Paper and Glue" (26 November 2007)
  • "I Could Be A Saint" (22 February 2010)
  • "Red Orange Green" (24 May 2010)

Other releases[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Adrenaline" (2007, directed by Blair Young)
  • "Acid Test" (2007, directed by Lucy Cash)
  • "Paper and Glue" (2007, directed by Moh Azima)
  • "Red Orange Green" (2010, directed by Laura McCullagh)


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