Perfect purveyors of melancholy dream pop, Barrie, are back with a new single, ‘Drag’ off their soon to be released EP ‘Happy to be Here (Ext) – a delightful extension (as the name suggests) to their album ‘Happy to be Here’ reviewed by me in April. ‘Happy to be Here’ is pure unadulterated sparkling pop, and Barrie is a band that masters this style with aplomb.
‘Drag’ is a short sharp slice of what Barrie excels in – crisp and luscious instrumentation and singer Barrie Lindsay’s enthralling and mesmerising vocals, dipped in melancholic sweetness and a melody that lingers on.
The forthcoming EP has one other new song, ‘Human Nature’, and remixes of songs from the main album.
You can pre-order the EP here.
Barrie is on tour throughout Europe in October:
10/11 – Holland, MI @ Hope College
10/12 – Jersey City, NJ @ Double Parked Fest *
10/22 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas %
10/23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega %
10/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Bahnhof Pauli %
10/25 – Utrecht, NL @ Under Your Skin Festival
10/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival
10/27 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg %
10/29 – Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
10/30 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
11/01 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/02 – London, UK @ MIRRORS (Dingwalls)
11/04 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns ^
11/05 – Cardiff, UK @ 10 Feet Tall ^
11/06 – London, UK @ Scala ^
11/07 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute ^
* w/ Ex Hex
% w/ Nilüfer Yanya
^ w/ Charly Bliss