Little Barrie – Death Express

#AlbumReview 19 tracks of pure guitar, bass and drum decadence

We have been fans of Little Barrie since the release of their Edwyn Collins produced debut album ‘We Are Little Barrie’. So impressed were we after catching them at the Rescue Rooms we featured the track Long Hair in our best of 2005 radio show. The Nottingham trio have come a long way since that gig, landing the theme tune for the Breaking Bad spin off Better Call Saul which caused quite a stir in internet land. So much so, someone uploaded a video of it being looped for 10 hours to YouTube – at the time of writing it has 130k + views, go figure! We prefer it live and raw, like this…

For those of you who, like us, were eagerly awaiting the follow up to 2014’s ‘Shadow’, wait no longer. This week saw the release of their fifth full length album, 19 tracks of pure guitar, bass and drum decadence named ‘Death Express’.

If you’re looking for the same infectious riffage as their now famed theme tune, we recommend ‘New Disease’. Fancy something to spice up your latest drum ‘n’ bass set, slap on ‘Love on Love’ (we implore someone to do a bootleg version for the clubs). Really you should just go out and grab the full length, sit yourself down in a wing back chair with a nice smokey whisky, make sure the hifi’s good and warm and let the vinyl spin.

Little Barrie ‘Death Express’ is out now on Non-Delux.

Radio Days – DV#11

#Radio Time for our first best of edition. DV#11 was a worldwide round up 2005’s finest music

2005 was drawing to a close and we wanted to remember the best music we’d heard that year. So here it is (or was – which is it?).

Playlist

How About A Game of Chess / Dells Bells

UK SECTION
Roots Manuva / Chin High
Kano / No-one Don’t Dance No More (Remix)
Bugz In The Attic / Booty La La
DJ Mentat feat. Skinnyman / When I Give My Heart To You (Joe Buddah Remix)
Alice Russell / All Over Now

US SECTION
Amerie / One Thing
Common / Be
Plantlife / Your Love
Platinum Pied Pipers / Stay With Me
Quasimoto / Greenery
DangerDoom feat. Talib Kweli / Old Skool

DANCE SECTION
Mandy Vs. Booka Shade / Body Language
Switch / A Bit Patchy

NZ SECTION
Recloose feat. Joe Dukie / Dust (Demo Mix)
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Roady
Scribe / Not Many (Remix)

ALTERNATIVE SECTION
Four Tet feat. Percee P / A Joy
LCD Soundsystem / Disco Infiltrator
Tom Vek / Music Television
Little Barrie / Long Hair

FINAL THOUGHTS
Daedulus / Just Briefly