Saturday, 28 May 2016
Barney - Don't Trust
Barney are an up tempo, guitar driven band from Northern Ireland who, like The Inflatable Dolls (see yesterday's update), are flying the flag for that corner of The British Isles. Following in the footsteps of such luminaries as Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, The Outcasts, Rudi, Defects, Protex etc is no easy thing but with their 2015 album 20 years being hailed album of the year by the NI punk website I think it's fair to say that they're making a damn good go of it.
They're no new kids on the block, as far back as the 90's they were supporting the likes of SLF, NOFX and the UK Subs. Their hometown is Newtownabbey and they line up Rab (lead vocals/guitar), Jeremy (lead guitar), Bret (drums/vocals) and Scotty (bass) and their sound has been described as being a mix of pop punk and early oi.
The album is on Punkerama Records of Belfast and this is the opening track, Don't Trust.....