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Scotland’s known for many things: The Loch Ness Monster, Haggis, Kilts, Scotch… and great music.

Emma Pollock was a founding member of the Mercury Prize nominated group The Delgados, one of the most interesting and influential bands to emerge from the mid-90s Glasgow music scene. Not only did they make a string of questing, ambitious albums, but The Delgados also founded the pioneering – and still highly active – Chemikal Underground record label, launching the careers of Mogwai, Arab Strap, Bis and many more.

You can also read about an exclusive interview in the next issue of Sentimentalist Magazine out September 2007. Tour Dates after the jump.

After the Delgados called it a day – Emma signed to 4AD as a solo artist. She spent most of 2006 at work on Watch The Fireworks (produced by Victor Van Vugt) – a debut album which combines lyrical twists and radiant melodies into a gorgeous and organic whole. And now, with its impending release, Emma is planning on touring the United States with The New Pornographers. See Tour dates below.

Listen to “Adrenaline” here
Watch the video here

“…it’s a fresh, dynamic record, half punchy pop and half introspective balladry, nimbly avoiding the singer-songwriter’s pitfalls of self-indulgence and solemnity.” The Herald (UK)
“With lyrics you want to read while listening and a croon that fans of Rilo Kiley and the New Pornographers will get all kinds of wet for, Pollock busts out some epic tunes that range from simple and haunting piano melodies to songs …which you’ll really want to get your dance on.” Bust
“Like a warm, assuring whisper in the dark, Fireworks is a more than welcome debut from a supremely gifted songwriter.” Venus 8/10
“Pollock has a bell-clear and economical voice, and she has further developed this tone (as well as her range) for her solo debut.” 7/10 Under the Radar

Emma Pollock on Tour:
10/11 — Edmonton, AB — Edmonton Events Centre*
10/12 — Calgary, AB — MacEwan Ballroom*
10/13 — Calgary, AB — MacEwan Ballroom*
10/14 — Missoula, MT — University Theater*
10/16 –Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue*
10/17 — Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theater*
10/18 — Chicago, IL — Metro*
10/19 — Chicago, IL — Metro*
10/20 – Buffalo, NY — The Riviera Theatre*
10/21 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/22 — Montreal, QC — Le National*
10/23 — Boston, MA — The Roxy*
10/24 — New York, NY — Webster Hall*
10/25 — New York, NY — Webster Hall*
10/26 — Philadelphia, PA — Trocadero*
10/27 — Washington DC — 9:30 Club*
10/28 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel*
10/30 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse*
10/31 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues*
11/01 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live**
11/02 — Denton, TX — Dan’s Silver Leaf
11/03 — Austin, TX — Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
11/04 — Lawrence, KS — Liberty Hall*
11/05 — Englewood, CO — Gothic THeatre*
11/08 – Seattle, WA — Crocodile Café***
11/09 – Portland, OR — Holocene***
11/11 — San Francisco, CA — Rickshaw Stop***
11/13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo***

*Supporting The New Pornographers
**Supporting The New Pornographers and Spoon
*** Emma solo dates