In the first of two Why I Love features from The Blackheart Orchestra, we welcome singer Chrissy Mostyn to At The Barrier as she writes for us about her love of Sigur Rós.
Bob Kettle from Wigan folk rockers Merry Hell, shares with us his love of Leonard Cohen.
Jason Simon released his new album, A Venerable Wreck, on 22nd May. We’re very lucky to have him write for us about one of his biggest influences; 13th Floor Elevators.
Kyros drummer, Robin Johnson tells us what he loves about Canadian trio Rush.
Eddie Taylor from Butterfly tells us all about Wings and what their music means to him. You can certainly hear Wings’ influence in the sound of Butterfly.
We welcome Nicholas DiSalvo (Guitar, vocals) of Elder to At The Barrier as he shares his love for the music of Bo Hansson; perhaps a lesser known figure when it comes to psychedelia.
James Holt recently released his new single, Pendulum. Here, James writes about one of his biggest influences; the super talented Jacob Collier.
Earlier this year, we reviewed the new album from an Australian band called Faceless Mirror. Here, Dean Macaw from Faceless Mirror writes about Aussie rockers, Cold Chisel.
La Dharma have built up a huge underground following locally that’s making promoters take notice. Daniel Jones from La Dharma writes about why he loves The Cure for us.
In a piece that seems apt at the moment, Simon Nicol shares his love of gigging. Not a band, not an artist, but a vital aspect of why we all love music; seeing it live.
Horisont recently released their sixth album. The Swedish rockers truly delivered. Magnus Delborg, bassist with Horisont, writes about one of the most successful bands ever: Genesis.
Antony Egerton, Winachi Tribe co-founder, writes about one of his musical loves for us; French musical duo, Cassius.
Gerry Conway shares his love of the music of the mighty Stevie Wonder; who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.
overrider are a new electronic collective coming out of Manchester. Here, they talk to use about their love of English alt-rock/electronic duo, Curve.
This week, we have Ric Sanders joining us at the barrier. Having played with Soft Machine and The Albion Band, Ric has been a member of Fairport Convention since the early 80’s. These are his thoughts on Percy Grainger, the great song collector.