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.
Lesoir have just released their fifth album to plenty of acclaim from us here At The Barrier. Ingo Dassen from Lesoir took the chance to write about one of his musical loves for us; American prog rockers, The Dear Hunter.
Chris Leslie picks up where Dave Pegg left off in our Fairport Convention Why I Love series. Here, he shares his love of American mandolinist, David Grisman.
SAVAK released their fourth album in April. Subtly named Rotting Teeth In The Horse’s Mouth, the album is an album for all seasons. Here, SAVAK’s Michael Jaworski tells us of the impact The Replacements have had on him and the band.
Here at At The Barrier, we are very lucky to have the members of Fairport Convention write for us in a series of Why I Love specials. First up, Dave Pegg.
Dripback have returned, six years after they released Failed Futures in 2014, with Here, Luca tells us how Dystopia, an American hardcore band, inspired him.
Passepartout Duo have recently released their debut full length album, Vis-à-Vis. The album is a truly wonderful piece of art, on many levels. The music is stunningly hypnotic and the physical LP version was designed by artists involved in the 798 Art District in Beijing. In a first […]
Elephant Tree have slowly but steadily gained a deeply reverential fan base since their 2013 inception, through hard work and exemplary studio output.
Toronto’s Scott Hardware recently released Engel, his second full-length album, and first on Telephone Explosion Records. It marks the end of a three-year process of writing, recording and letting down his guard (for better or worse.) Here, Scott Hardware tells us why he loves Diamanda Galás.