We turn our attention to the many excellent reissues and compilations that have helped to keep many of us afloat in 2020.
We at At The Barrier were saddened to learn of the death of Mick Tyas, multi-instrumentalist and long-time bassist in Durham’s The Whisky Priests.
Virtuoso cellist Jo Quail joins us at the barrier to tell us why she loves another amazing solo artist, Sieben.
We have a chat with DJ/writer/presenter Matt Stocks whose first book Life In The Stocks gathers conversations with musicans and creatives.
2020 has been a tremendously challenging year for many obvious reasons. One thing that has kept many of us afloat is an endless stream of amazing music.
Clara Engel brings us another first in our Why I Love column as she writes about the influence of a film. Down By Law contains music from Marc Ribot, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni and Tom Waits.
Mark Norgate (who sings and plays guitar and synths) from Dawnwalker joins us at the barrier to tel us why he loves avant-garde Americans, Kayo Dot.
Jonathon Barwick – aka Fierce Deity – joins us to write about his admiration for the legendary Lemmy.
Matt Simon from Liverpool’s Attic Theory joins us to share his passion for AOR giants Toto.
Alistair Bell from Kepler Ten joins us at the barrier to talk about how he’s been inspired by Eric Johnson. Read on…
How did we get to hear the music we loved back in the late 60s and early 70s, when it was never played on the radio and we were too impoverished to buy full-priced albums? By buying SAMPLERS – that’s how!
Ales Campanelli from The Erkonauts joins us at the barrier to tell us why he loves The Scorpions.
The near future is here. We fire over some questions to DarWin about the A Frozen War album and you get a chance to listen in.
Jordan West from Devon blues rock duo Moriaty, gives us a Why I Love on The White Stripes.
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.