We have the pleasure in sharing this video premiere from Stockholm-based trio Barbarisms for ‘Heaviest Breather‘, their new single and opening track from their latest album Browser.
Here’s what Barbarisms’ Nicholas had to say regarding the song:
I thought of the poet/translator Ernest Dowson, who “cried for madder music and stronger wine” and was dead by 33. And I thought about King Lear asking Gloucester if he could see how the world goes… and Gloucester (with his eyes gouged out) saying that he saw it, “feelingly.” Tomorrow we eat cold fish and drink hard liquor here in Sweden, happy midsommar :)
In his album review Thomas described the track as “a jangle of tambourine, a shimmer of guitar, a smart turn of phrase and a surprising melodic change of direction half way through, the song switching from the drift of lo-fi country pop to something more in common with the Lindsey Buckingham guitar stylings or Van Occupanther-era Midlake.” Read the full review here.
The band have been supporting Destroyer on shows out in Europe and play a Rough Trade East instore this Wednesday 29th June http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2016/6/2280