Little Barrie are back and bring their latest studio album ‘Death Express’ to The Brunswick in Brighton on 4 August.
LITTLE BARRIE will release their highly anticipated 5th studio album ‘Death Express’ on 7th July on Non Delux. The announcement comes as the band also unveil a slew of live dates throughout 2017.
Scene Sussex can announce a live date in Brighton and Hove: 4th August – The Brunswick – Brighton. The second visit to Brighton this year after their festival appearance.
Little Barrie are guitarist and vocalist, Barrie Cadogan, bassist Lewis Wharton and drummer extraordinaire, Virgil Howe. In addition to being in the band, Wharton is also a motorcycle enthusiast and illustrator; Howe, the acclaimed drumming son of rock figurehead Steve Howe, produces and DJs in the UK and abroad; Cadogan is a world respected guitarist and the go-to guy for the likes of Primal Scream, Paul Weller, Edwyn Collins, Anton Newcombe, Spiritualized, Pete Molinari, Charles Bradley, The Chemical Brothers and Paolo Nutini. It is a testament to these three players that as a band they are making their strongest music to date.
Little Barrie’s grief-free vibe has won them countless friends. They backed Paul Weller on ’08’s ’22 Dreams’ album, and memorably supported the reunited Stone Roses in Paris. They’ve toured with buddies including Dinosaur Jr, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Charles Bradley, as well as several jaunts with Primal Scream (Barrie performing two sets per night). Quite apart from ‘Better Call Saul’ their music has appeared on countless ads, TV shows and movies.
For Little Barrie themselves, global events of the last 12 months were a surreal backdrop to their own bold progress as a band. After 15-plus years of underground excellence together, this pathologically questing triumvirate were seeking to up their game, ready for Album No. 5. “In downtime at our rehearsal room, we’d be looking at the news – everybody’s gone nuts!” says Lewis. It was at Boogie Back 2, their practice space in Hornsey, that the sound of ‘Death Express’ was born – and recorded, as they ended up spurning big, expensive studios, in favour of a couple of ancient MacBooks, and an old tape machine.
The fifth record from Barrie Cadogan (guitar hero on demand for Primal Scream and many more), Virgil Howe (drums and son of Yes legend Steve Howe) and Lewis Wharton (bassist/illustrator) – ‘Death Express’ is 20 tracks of sauntering desert blues hooks, off-kilter rock jams and propulsive Krautrock flecked nuggets, and features the band’s theme for hit Netflix series “Better Call Saul”, plus new single ‘Produkt’. Go check ’em out!
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