That Joe Payne overcomes the odds, fights back against adversity and records a live show in the most challenging of times.
Immediate, intimate, soothing and sparse. A stunning debut album from Chloe Foy.
At The Barrier, we cover many albums, but there’s also a lot of new music around that takes single form too. These singles are from artists that have caught our attention, and we want to dive in deeper to the tracks. Here are a few select choices from Jordan Dean, Raw Soul Express, Jack Rose, Vinok and Tommy Newport for the next instalment of our Singles Round Up.
British country-pop singer/songwriter Twinnie will release a reimagined 5-track EP in celebration of the 1-year anniversary of her debut studio album.
Bristol singer/songwriter Nigel G. Lowndes brings us songs of everyday life – with added Quirk!
John Smith makes the most of a difficult period from a professional and personal perspective and in The Fray, delivers a painstaking musical account of the times.
Canadian singer songwriter Ariana Fig releases her new EP, Taboo. It contains four songs full of warm synths and plenty of 80’s nostalgia.
A. A. Williams serves up a brilliant selection of wonderful covers recorded during lockdown in her own inimitable style.
Engaging… Unsettling… Otherworldly… An intimate collection from Lower East Side Manhattan and Eamon O’Leary.
Time on your hands? Paint the shed? Mow the lawn? Not Luke Jackson. Unable to be out on the road chasing his hope and dreams, Luke and his compadres conjure up a set of new songs.
Here’s a musician who’s worth keeping an eye on on 2021. Remember the name – Megan Dixon Hood.
In the first Why I Love of 2021, singer songwriter Luke Jackson writes for us of his admiration for Martyn Joseph.
Lockdown-inspired polemic from London singer-songwriter Sean Taylor.
I Could Have Made A Child – an intriguing melodic sadcore collection from Elly Kellner to brighten up your day.
Three tracks from Sukh, oft described as the singing doctor which massively understates his value as a genuine musical talent and key worker.