LITTLE BARRIE+ GIL DE RAY
Little Barrie have been growing up in the shadows for 15 years now. Slowly honing their sound and crafting their art. Avoiding hype and surviving fashion and its whimsical dalliances. It’s what great bands do, and it’s a testament to the three players involved that as a band they recently released their strongest album to date – the aptly named Shadow.
Three years after the release of the critically acclaimed King Of The Waves album, the band returned to Edwyn Collins’ West Heath Studios to record the album. Shadow is an expansive, swaggering, musical masterpiece blending all their previous influences with a darker, more cinematic edge to the production. Anyone who has witnessed the band’s live performances over the past few years will testify to just how tight, accomplished and telepathic each element has become.
As a result Shadow oozes the kind of confidence only gained through understanding how to get the most out of every note, every hit and all the spaces in between. It’s an intuitive grasp of music and all its many variables. Recorded and mixed in just 17 days there is a relaxed urgency about Shadow inspired by having recently worked with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Damo Suzuki (Can), Andrew Weatherall and Pete Molinari.
Watch the video for ‘Bonneville Ride’ below: