The Hannah Barberas – ‘Look, Know’

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Self-proclaimed “DIY pop partisans”, The Hannah Barberas – Damien, Lucy, Doug & Matthew – an indie-pop foursome from New Cross, London have proven themselves a reliable source of home-brewed charms, with a knack for charming effervescent indie-pop gems.

This rep has been confirmed by a slew of irresistible singles and EPs over the course of the past 18 months or so. The foursome have kicked off 2019 with a cover of ‘Look, Know’, one of the band’s favourite songs by The Fall, and released to mark one year since the passing of Mark E Smith. It is a fitting fans tribute that remains pretty faithful to the original with meaty, very bassy basslines and snappy, biscuit tin snare leading the way with dual vocal exchanges adding a hint more pop veneer. And the intro includes a wee snippet from Mark E Smith reading the classified football results on the BBC’s Final Score – always worth being reminded of. Not only is great cover, the proceeds will go to a good cause; available as a name-your-price download, all proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

You can listen to ‘Look, Know’ below & download it, just name-your-price, from bandcamp.

The Hannah Barberas – ‘Oh Santa Claus!’

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Self-proclaimed “DIY pop partisans”, The Hannah Barberas – Damien, Lucy, Doug & Matthew – an indie-pop foursome from New Cross, London who’ve a knack for charming effervescent indie-pop gems; a rep confirmed by a slew of irresistible singles and EPs throughout the year.

The foursome have returned to see off 2018 with a new and festive minded EP called Christmas Bandwagon with all proceeds donated to Shelter; a charity working to combat homelessness and bad housing in the UK. The latest effort is fronted by ‘Oh Santa Claus!’ which is in keeping with their own tradition of catchy indie-pop jams. ‘Oh Santa Claus!’ sees their dreamy ’60s inspired jangle, met with a wee bit of Christmas sparkle and draped in tinsel. The festive theme is wrapped up in all woozy and breezy vibes and dripping with melody, and those harmonies, they are just a delight. An enchanting and addicting parcel of perfect pop-craft harmony,

You can listen to the cheerful ‘Oh Santa Claus!’ below and if that is to your liking, the EP is available from their Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to UK charity Shelter.

The Hannah Barberas – ‘No Mystery’

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Self-described “DIY pop partisans” The Hannah Barberas have returned with a new single, ‘No Mystery’ – the lead and title-track from their third EP.

The indie-pop foursome – Damien, Lucy, Doug & Matthew – from New Cross, London have a way when it comes to charming and irresistible effervescent indie-pop gems, and thankfully the latest effort doesn’t break with tradition. ‘No Mystery’ is dreamy ’60s inspired jangle, all woozy and breezy vibes, it is dripping with melody and those harmonies, they are just a delight. An enchanting and addicting parcel of perfect pop-craft harmony, The Hannah Barberas have delivered the goods once again (complete with an unlikely guest appearance by Angela Lansbury).

Tune into ‘No Mystery’ below now – and the full EP is here too.

Introducing: The Hannah Barberas

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Self-described “DIY pop partisans” The Hannah Barberas are an indie-pop foursome – Damien, Lucy, Doug & Matthew – from New Cross, London.

This London outfit have an unquestionable flair for sparkling, charming and irresistible pieces of effervescent indie-pop gems. The foursome have wasted little of 2018, releasing their debut EP The Hannah Barberas Are Here At Last back in late July with new one, Go Go Hannah Barberas! to follow on September 21 (and there’s a choice cut from both below).

‘Our Girl Is Gone’ is an upbeat, bright and bouncy bite of lively guitar-pop.Setting off at a frenetic pace, it whizzes and fizzes along with more bounce than zebide, with a stomping rhythm, racey guitar and rumbling bass line shooting off a breakneck speed. ‘Slow Cooked’ meanwhile, is a shimmering, bright and charming cut of smiley indie-pop. A dreamy meander through an enchanting world of woozy, laid-back vibes and breezy jangle, wrapped up with a shiny happiness, as smiley melodies, shimmering guitars, steady beat and handclaps and honeyed vocals combine in magical and addicting perfect pop-craft harmony. An irresistibly infectious introduction to The Hannah Barberas, these pair of earworms will no doubt be fizzing around your head for days and days; an allure that is charming, enchanting and altogether impossible to resist.

Listen to ‘Our Girl Is Gone’ & ‘Slow Cooked’ below: