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The Nottingham-based band Little Barrie is one of those groups that always exists at the cusp of breaking big. Maybe that's because they draw from the past and present in equal measure, creating a pulsating psychedelia that also is happily pop, the kind of sound that seemed fresh when it was revived in the '80s, '90s, 2000s, and now the 2010s. What keeps the kind of psychedelia Little Barrie peddles on Shadow fresh is how it's tied to no era, whether it's the '60s of its foundation or the revival from which it is founded. Often, the band does recall other groups -- sometimes, there's a groove that harks back to the '60s, as when "Pauline" grooves on a British R&B pulse -- but often, the band seems to occupy a territory between Primal Scream and Oasis, alternating worship of feel with a respect for song. Sometimes the group is a little slippery, riding atmosphere instead of melody or hook, but that doesn't hurt Shadow because the group enjoys both aspects of record-making, seizing upon a well-constructed song whenever it happens but otherwise enjoying feel, the bandmembers letting themselves dig deep into the swirl of echo and reverb and the cascade of melody.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2014
Label: Tummy Touch
UPC: 0091037431561
catalogNumber: 2071
Rank: 50918

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Barrie   Primary Artist
Shawn Lee   Background Vocals
Barrie Cadogan   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Xylophone,Wurlitzer
Virgil Howe   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Lewis Wharton   Bass,Percussion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Edwyn Collins   Producer,Engineer
Seb Lewsley   Producer,Engineer
Barrie Cadogan   Composer,Art Direction
Virgil Howe   Composer
Little Barrie   Producer,Engineer
Lewis Wharton   Composer
Miles Newbold   Engineer
Paul Flack   Sleeve Design
Gil De Ray   Art Direction

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