HAILING from Montreal in Quebec, The Barr Brothers will hope to make a lasting impression on European audiences next month when they cross the Atlantic in support of The War On Drugs.
Set to appear at the Barrowlands as part of the band’s sold out double-header on 9th and 10th November, siblings Brad and Andrew Barr and harpist Sarah Page are preparing for the release of their third studio album Queens of the Breakers next week via Secret City Records. Starting off as a folk-pop band, the group have gradually evolved over the past few years, boasting a more expansive and multi-faceted sound that takes influence from a host of genres such as Americana, blues and rock; a shift that has never sounded more prominent than on the upcoming album’s title track.
Hinged on a repetitive groove, the track comes to life with an overriding melodic hook, a chime of guitars and an anthemic chorus. Hypnotic, cinematic and highly ambitious, it’s a song that will be looping in your head before too long; one that indicates the band are currently at their most creatively inspired.
Queens of the Breakers is the band’s first full-length studio effort since 2014’s’ critically acclaimed Sleeping Operator. It is set to arrive next week on 13th October before the band jet out on tour with The War On Drugs.
Check out the title track below.