Following the release of their last album Shadow in 2014, Little Barrie embarked on a worldwide tour. The low budget US west coast leg of the tour involved travelling from Tokyo to Los Angeles, crossing the International Date Line and arriving before they left. They picked up their van and had 48 hours before they were due on stage in Seattle. This was the tone of the tour. As Barrie Cadogan explains, “We were totally out of our minds, driving through blazing sun and pitch black for days trying to eat up the miles. Your head starts playing tricks.” Released on 3rd June, new single I.5.C.A. was inspired by these hallucinatory drives up and down the Interstate 5 Highway.
They combine the influence from Beastie Boys albums like Paul’s Boutique and Check Your Head with the explosiveness of 60s freakbeat to create their own sci-fi fuzz.
Have a list below and check out the jerky, propulsive B side, Shoulders Up, Eyes Down too.