English trio Little Barrie are a bit of a melting pot when it comes to genres. Their sound has bits of rock, funk, blues and soul that have you grooving all throughout their album. King of the Waves, Little Barrie’s latest album, brings you back to when classic rock was at it’s peak in the ’70s. “Surf Hell,” the first track off of King of the Waves, is straight garage rock that makes you want to shake your hips. For only being about three years old, this album has such an old, put-together sound to it.
Leiws Wharton, Barrie Cadogan and Virgil Howe, also known as Little Barrie, came together in 2008 when Howe, son of former Yes guitarist Steve Howe, joined the band. Little Barrie is a group that started in 2000 but took a bit of time to jump start. Their sophomore album was released in 2007 and it was almost half of a decade before we caught word of another album release. Luckily, King of the Waves was well worth the wait.
Watch Little Barrie live at the “Future of Indie” day party at Güero’s Taco Bar on March 12. The trio will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. RSVP on Facebook here and you could win a $20 Güero’s gift card. The event is all ages. No cover and no wristbands needed.
Check out their track, “Surf Hell,” below.