From a place where cracked smiles give way to clouded dreams and hallucinogenic nudity, San Diego’s Barbarian comes splashing out of your speakers with a highly intoxicating mix of styles. Andrew Mills (vocals/guitar) and Seton Edgerton (lead guitar) formed Barbarian in 2011 based on home demos created in a salty seaside bedroom studio. With the addition of Dan Nichols (Keys) Andrew Harner (Drums) and Phil Dupasquier the band has conjured a hypnotic live show with slithering fuzz and walls of reverb. The sound of Barbarian blends 60’s garage rock with 80’s opportunist minimalism and frozen caves with quick peeks of rainbow rhythms. Their lead single “Daze Of Youth” has already received gallons of love from music journos at Consequence of Sound, Impose, Indie Rock Cafe Blog and most recently, NME in the UK.
“Guitars strum softly through ’60s surf fuzz, creating an atmosphere just begging for some rolled down windows” – Consequence of Sound
“San Diego surf psych quintet rocks the sunshine with a dose of sadness” – NME