Barrett formed Bass Drum of Death, and performs and records his own albums. Until 2008, he performed as a one-man-band, playing bass drum and guitar. He now takes his material on the road with the assistance of other like-minded musicians. In addition to the new track Barrett has also announced a set of Bass Drum of Death live dates. These are…
If you’re a fan of the ‘Track of the Day’ and want to hear more material from this exciting artist then check out 2013’s self-titled album (Innovative Leisure) or the 2011 debut album ‘GB City’ (Fat Possum Records).
The 2013 album is somewhat of a masterpiece. No pretence or over-production but eleven tracks of infectious raw music (check out ‘Bad Reputation’). He wrote, re-wrote, played, re-played and recorded each of the songs and then took them out for vigorous testing: “My car has the worst sound system ever,” he says. “If I can get it to sound good in my car … that’s pretty good.”
The short story of Bass Drum of Death, says Barrett, is simple: “It’s just me in a room with a bunch of shit, wrestling with myself trying to figure out if it sounds good.” And after all that, don’t worry-it sounds good.
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