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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
14.01.2022

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  • 1Push the Sky Away04:00
  • 2Tomorrow03:46
  • 3London Still03:52
  • 4Under the Milky Way04:00
  • 5Will You Miss Me When You're Sober?03:43
  • 6Boys Will Be Boys03:32
  • 7The Captain04:11
  • 8Mr. Milk02:46
  • 9Sleep Australia Sleep04:08
  • 10Black the Sun03:49
  • Total Runtime37:47

Info for Room 822



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. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands and collaborations including The Red Clay Halo, 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.

How would you get along with your partner if you were locked in one room together for fourteen days? That's the dilemma that faced Emily Barker and her husband Lukas Drinkwater when they finally made their first trip to Australia for almost two years. Forced to quarantine in a hotel room for two weeks in October 2021, they needed a plan. The plan they came up with was to record an entire album...in Room 822.

With a guitar, folding bass, keyboard and recording gear on hand, Emily & Lukas set about turning their room in Perth’s Westin Hotel into a recording studio. The outcome? An album full of tender, beautiful recordings featuring some of Emily’s favourite Australian songs - from growing up through her teenage years in Western Australia to now. Set for release on January 14, 2022,

Room 822 sees the Australian born/UK based singer-songwriter & husband/producer/multi-instrumentalist Lukas covering songs from the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Push The Sky Away), Deborah Conway (Will You Miss Me When You’re Sober), You Am I (Mr Milk), Kasey Chambers(The Captain), The Church (Under The Milky Way), The Waifs (London Still) and many more…including Emily’s take on Paul Kelly’s powerful, Sleep, Australia, Sleep - the first single to be lifted off the album.

Emily Barker, vocals, guitar
Lukas Drinkwater, guitar, vocals



Emily Barker
is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit PBS Masterpiece drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Her travels led her to settling in the UK, where she has released a succession of critically acclaimed albums, including Nashville-recorded Applewood Road with Amy Speace and Amber Rubarth.

Her new solo album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter). From country-soul ballads to the unfettered joy of the bluesy ‘Sunrise’, the album has been lauded as Barker’s best yet and features contributions from some of Memphis’ finest musicians.

Lukas Drinkwater
is a multi-instrumentalist, session musician, singer, recording engineer, producer and composer.

With more than 20 years of experience working as a full-time musician, Lukas has performed all over the world, featuring on national radio shows in various countries, performing on stage at festivals and venues from Scotland to Australia, accompanying singers, playing in orchestras, solo, as a jazz double bassist, folk guitarist, featuring on hip-hop albums, at country music festivals, drumming on TV ads, or mixing recordings for international artists, he can always be found making music.

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