Little Barrie to play Actress & Bishop

Little Barrie will release their highly anticipated 5th studio album Death Express on 7th July on Non Delux. Teaser single ‘Love or Love’ was released last December to critical acclaim. The forthcoming video has been directed by Douglas Hart (founding member of The Jesus & Mary Chainand video director for the likes of Paul WellerPrimal ScreamThe Horrors and Toy).

Made up of Barrie Cadogan (guitar/vocals), Lewis Wharton (bass) and Virgil Howe (drums), their fifth album packs a heavy punch, channelling the three members’ ferocious musical chops into a raw, DIY response to today’s atmosphere of confusion and division. There’s no political message, just lyrical food for thought, and some of the tautest, most incendiary grooves you’ll ever hear, enticing even dancefloor-shy listeners to hip-shake away their cares. High-octane meditations on surveillance paranoia (‘Copter’), devious policing at mass protests (‘Molotov Cop’) and greed (‘Vulture Swarm’) have rarely felt so irresistible to body movement.

The album’s genesis kick started, when Little Barrie were invited to provide incidental music for Better Call Saul, a spin-off series from hip TV phenomenon Breaking Bad, for which they’d already cut the theme tune. With no time to book a studio, they were forced to do it themselves, in their practice room. The response was favourable, and they began to feel that such DIY takes had a vibrant quality often lacking from ‘proper’ productions.

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Little Barrie play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Sat 30th Sept 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Love Or Love’ below:

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