News | The Barr Brothers reveal new track and UK tour

The Barr Brothers_Half CrazyMontreal’s The Barr Brothers have announced details of a UK tour for the coming Autumn and have unveiled a new track from forthcoming album Sleeping Operator. The album is released on October 6th through Secret City Records with fans lucky enough to be attending August’s End of the Road Festival set to get a sneak preview of the new material when the band play twice over that weekend.

The new track Half-Crazy is available to stream on on SoundCloud here. Vocalist Brad Barr says of it:

 This song, Half-Crazy, could be described as the tenacious offspring of the North African desert music of Mali/Morocco, and the sweat and electricity of the Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues. That music is like a stem-cell, really open to going in many directions. On this track, we wired the harp through a dirty little amplifier. I played my early 40’s Oahu lap-steel. Andrew uses a loping high-hat feel, and the electric bass pushes the whole thing. The lyrics got a nudge from our friend Nathan Moore–we’re all half-crazy, half clear as a bell.”

The Barr Brothers Live (UK):

30th August – End of the Road Festival Tickets

31st August – End of the Road Festival Tickets

14th October – The Lexington, London Tickets

23rd October – The Castle, Manchester Tickets

24th October – Whelan’s, Dublin Tickets

25th October – Beach House, Bangor Tickets

26th October – Sligo Live Festival, Ireland Tickets

28th October – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Tickets

29th October – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham Tickets


Listen to The Barr Brothers’ new single, ‘Even The Darkness Has Arms’ here: YouTube / SoundCloud

Pre-order ‘Sleeping Operator’ here: