Download Festival returns with another stacked and varied rock/metal bill for three of the finest days of the summer.
What is the greatest live album of all time? At The Barrier’s writers take a look at their favourites from the history of live albums.
Perennial recently released In The Midnight Hour. Here’s a list of ten inspirations and influences on their latest work.
At The Barrier was saddened to learn of the death of Michael Nesmith – the reluctant Monkee who went on to establish his own unique brand of Country Rock.
2021 has been another wonderfully diverse year for music, and for the team at At The Barrier. Our writers look back at some of the best albums of the year.
Gentleman, legend and consummate musician. At The Barrier was greatly saddened by the news of the death of the one and only Charlie Watts
The best three opening songs on a Frank Turner album? The eighth anniversary of Tape Deck Heart prompts some thoughts.
Edenthorn bassist Faiba Gabrielle joins us At The Barrier in her new column – Ironing It Out.
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.