Earlier this year, the world sadly lost Barrie Masters of Eddie & The Hot Rods. Here, Andy Rowe of The Room tells us of how the band influenced him.
On At The Barrier, we have welcomed a whole host of guests who have written for us from the world of music. They offer us there opinions, thoughts and musings.
Reggae has been one of the most popular music genres for many years. It’s sound, voice and conscience. In a guest column, we welcome Manchester rapper, writer and MC, J.Chambers to the site to give us some pointers on the people leading the New Jamaican Reggae Renaissance.
Dublin based Maija Sofia writes about why she loves the American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and actress, Joanna Newsom.
In the latest in our Why I Love series, Lux Lyall shares an intimate and candid story of why she came to love Lana Del Rey.
The Fierce & The Dead bring forth their thoughts and feelings on the legendary Faith No More.
Martin Purdy of Harp & A Monkey talks about the influence of Ewan MacColl on the acclaimed song and storytelling outfit from the north of England.
Norwegian power trio, Astrosaur, share their love of the ever powerful Mastodon.
The Crooked 45 are a new band made up of ex-members of Attention Thieves, Alex Green and James Harris, with singer-songwriter Sam C Harris. Here, Sam C. Harris shares his love for Nirvana.
Phil Weller of Manchester prog metal band Prognosis, shares his thoughts on bands that have polarised fans opinions with their varied output.
Winterfylleth are one of the UK’s finest metal acts. In this article, the bands bassist, Nick Wallwork, talks of his love of the mighty Type O Negative.
The ‘broken folk’ duo of Carli Jefferson and Clair Le Couteur who together make up Lunatraktors, tell us why they love Portishead.
Bury’s riff monsters, PIST, are massive fans of rock and roll. Here, Dave Rowlands, the band’s singer, shares his love of one of the finest rock and roll bands that England has to offer: Orange Goblin.
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Maz O’Connor, shares her love for her ‘Mighty Triumvirate,’ and in particular, Nina Simona.
Edits are a boy/girl duo from Manchester. Here, Olivia Westhead discusses her love of French band, Mew.
Surrey based Laulia discuss their love of the band Peace.