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Barringtone Feverhead 7”Onomatopoeia Records
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Ged M - Mar 1, 2015
Remember Clor? They were the short-lived Brixton band who made 80s-inspired catchy, jerky pop and whose 2005 album was eccentric and eclectic but definitely fun. Barry Dobbin went on to form Barringtone, here joined by Connan Cooledge on bass and Boomer Oppenman on drums. Latest single ‘Feverhead’ has that edgy 80s feel, the relentless beat, throbbing, squishy synth, and catchy chorus out of left-field reminding you of Talking Heads and Shriekback. It’s infectiously excellent. On flipside ‘Foxes & Brimstone’, Barringtone indulge their more avant-garde tendency, drawing on the spirit of Todd Rundgren, Deerhoof and Devo. They mix melodic pop with strange prog elements for something experimental but memorable, especially when they crank up the fuzzy rock riffage right at the end. They’re a whirlwind of mixed sounds but this single will tick all your boxes.