Barrie kick off their first ever European tour in Bristol tomorrow, ahead of the release of their debut album of exquisite summery pop, ‘Happy To Be Here’ next Friday, May 3rd via Winspear.

Yesterday they celebrated Earth Day by sharing the fourth and final pre-release single from the record, the laid-back, shimmering “Geology”. Speaking on the track, the band’s frontwoman Barrie Lindsay commented: “I wrote this song in 2015, a few months after I bought my first guitar. I was listening to Best Coast on Song Exploder talking about Feeling Ok. Bethany Cosentino said she was inspired by 90s movies soundtracks like Clueless, She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You. It blew my mind because I loved that music but didn’t realize you could take it seriously. That’s where Geology came from.”

Barrie European live dates:
Apr 24 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 26 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Apr 28 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Apr 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
Apr 30 – Darmstadt, DE @ Bedroomdisco
May 01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
May 02 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
May 03 – Oslo, NO @ Jaeger
May 04 – Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Bar
May 06 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Cafe
May 07 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Ticket info: https://barriethe.band/tour-dates

At the core of Barrie is an amalgamation of various cultures; an integral characteristic tying all tracks on their debut album together. The group is a Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. On their debut LP ‘Happy To Be Here’, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that’s daydreaming but firmly there with one another. ‘Happy To Be Here’ offers snapshots of the band coming together in the city, after having lived all over: Boston, Baltimore, upstate New York, London, São Paulo via Berlin. “The scaffolding of this album is moving to New York and finding these people that make up the band,” Barrie says. “We’re very different, but we cover each other’s gaps personally and creatively, and are eager to learn from each other.”

‘Happy To Be Here’ will be released on May 3rd via Winspear. Pre-order here: hyperurl.co/HTBH-Order

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