SXSW Interview: Barrie

One of the great things about SXSW for music fans is that you get a chance to sample what’s coming your way in the next few months. Today, we catch up with Barrie, a highly rated act (by me) who will come to the festival with their forthcoming LP, Happy to Be Here in their pocket. For some of us, it will be our first chance to hear some of the new tracks…so read on below for what’s in store.

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Quivers Share You’re Not Always on My Mind Video

You think we’d sleep on another up-and-coming Melbourne act? Think not, especially when it comes to churning guitar pop like Quivers present to us here. There’s a classic alternative sound to this track, something that’s faintly reminiscent of early U2 or REM, though they’ve reworked the style to fit right into today’s musical landscape. I love the sharp guitar stabs that shine through your speakers, and you don’t have to get me started on the vocal harmonies that float throughout the entirety of the single. They fill this track with so much delicate musicianship that I keep going back and hearing little chords or melodies that I hadn’t heard the first time, so please, give this at least 12 listens. Oh, and did I mention they’ll be at SXSW?

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