Amazing review by Seuras Og for At The Barrier

Manic and maverick Roma ska-punk gypsy jazz from Belgium, without a violin in sight

Well... It doesn't happen very often, but this review has left us speechless for a moment.

Only once in a very while is a band lucky enough to be reviewed by a big eared listener like Seuras Og. He somehow managed to pinpoint some of the exact influences and intentions song by song.

Thank you for this At The Barrier.

We really want to encourage you to read the whole thing, so we've chosen a general quote to get your appetite up, but please read through until desert:

"But this is no sanitised curio brought out for chin stroking WOMAD bean munchers(*), this is rough, ready and raw, akin to Les Negresses Vertes at their most alarming, the vocals savage and untutored, the whole reminiscent of the streets in a mediterranean port that you probably should avoid, the smell of sweat, cheap perfume and drains that fully show just how long it has been since the Romans came. These, I should add, are all good things, with a hefty dollop of Balkan influence, some ska and anything else the cat brought in. Heady stuff!"

*WOMAD bean munchers, we love you though and hope to have the opportunity to come back to perform for you amongst the other WOMAD Festival-ers

Read it HERE

A little p.s. is needed to point out that we never intended to make a difference between Katia and Milka in the vocal/voice section, as Seuras suspects. That must be a typo in the press release and is not stated this way in the artwork with the CD. They are both equal front women and needless to say we're immensely proud to have them.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 18:30