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The Murder Barn are a London based six piece, ready to unleash their own earthy brand of alternative rock this summer with their debut double A-side single America / Harvest, out 11th June 2012.
With this double A-side offering, the band showcase both their brilliant songwriting talent and their ability to weave a wonderful story around the melodies as well. “America” channels influences such as The Bad Seeds and David Lynch, and wouldn’t be amiss on the soundtrack for 70s folk horror cult classics like The Wicker Man. Chesca Dolecka’s soaring vocals, and sardonic lyrics, juxtapose the simple keys and epic strings to convey this hymn about the religious right and the end of an empire. “Harvest” takes a slightly different direction, with the music and vocals taking on a heavier mantle much more akin to PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi. This is dirty, honest, straight up rock n roll with The Murder Barn’s signature introverted, whimsical twist in this dark tale about love and rituals.
The six musicians spend most of their time together in East London hanging out in the real Murder Barn. A Warhol-ian workspace, it's the creative nerve centre of the band.
Sisters Chesca Dolecka (vocals / guitar / accordion / piano / ukelele) and Becca Grover Jones (Guitar / vocals) have been playing music together since they were kids along with childhood friend Ryan Wilson (guitars / sax / vocals) and Serbian drummer Velibor Krstic. They had known Matt Jones (previously of Ultrasound, Minuteman, Beady Eye) for years and had worked together before on various projects. Bassist Kev Feazey (The Fierce and The Dead) had produced The Murder Barn’s early material before joining the band and completing the current line-up.
America / Harvest is just the first in a series of many releases planned this year with more singles, EPs and a debut album planned. This beautifully peculiar alt rock sextet will bewitch and enchant you, enticing you into their dark and dreamy world.
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