At The Barrier takes a look back at 1971 and celebrates a seminal year for the Rock Album. Happy Birthday to these classics!
Here’s a musician who’s worth keeping an eye on on 2021. Remember the name – Megan Dixon Hood.
Iron Maiden have a legacy forged through great songs. Many songs are very well known, but what of the deeper cuts? We go on a deep dive.
Anathema go on ‘indefinite hiatus’. We pay our respects.
We have a look back at the Yes music that features the holy trinity of Anderson, Wakeman & Howe, who have all released new LP’s in 2020.
The Smiths have their legendary status nailed down. Their canon is massive. Here, we pick ten deep cuts from their superb back catalogue.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is a staple of the UK festival circuit. We believe it’s the best. Here are ten reasons why.
Mof from Portable Radio gives us his opinion as to why Paul McCartney is brilliant. This, is why Macca is the greatest…
The deadly editorial duo of Dom Walsh and Mike Ainscoe assess the Eighties output of Rush – the holy triumvirate of Lee, Lifeson and Peart. Prepare to be rushified.
Death Remains recently released their new single; Self Reflection. The band join us as they give us their top metal breakdowns.
Sometimes, a record comes along that blows you away but for the life of you, you can’t figure out why other people aren’t raving about it. Our man Sam had a realisation like this over Fair Ohs Everything Is Dancing album.
Manchester has always been a hotbed of great bands. We take a look at which bands to keep an eye on as Manchester continues to thrive.
At The Barrier writer, John, is a devotee of the man and the many guises and talents of Mr Neil James Innes. Please enjoy, not an obituary, but a personal celebration of one of England’s finest performers.
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.
Phil Weller of Manchester prog metal band Prognosis, shares his thoughts on bands that have polarised fans opinions with their varied output.