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ARTIST: BARRINGTONE

ALBUM: BONANZA PLAN

DATE: AUGUST 21, 2020

LABEL: ONOMATOPEOIA

FORMAT: DIGITAL / CD / VINYL

 

‘Channelling the grace and style of early Roxy Music with a hint of Wire, ‘Snake In The Grass’ is a jerky post-punk take on the classic pop song.’​ ​Clash Music

 

‘If Frank Zappahad ever bothered – deigned, stooped – to write a hit single, it might have sounded a bit like this darting, careening slither of melodic madness.’ The Guardian

 

‘It’s not drastically different than what Barry did in Clor – nervy post-punky pop that owes a little to early XTC — and that’s just fine by me. It’s good.’​ ​Brooklyn Vegan

 

Barringtone b​ring us their eclectic debut, ​Bonanza Plan,​ produced in two parts by ​Nick Howiantz​ at Brixton Hill Studios and ​Oli Bayston ​(Boxed In) at Gun Factory Studio, Homerton. Bonanza Plan​ is out ​August 21​ via ​Onomatopoeia (Crayola Lecturn, Hurtling, William D Drake)

 

Bonanza Plan​ is a slice of avant-garde pop, recorded in live takes, with over-dubs, synths and field recordings.​ ​The album is a pulsating and bizarre assortment of progressive pop, math rock and angular mayhem, with an organic smattering of bird song.

 

Lighting-up dance floors with their mathematical, rock pop wizardry, Barringtone are fast becoming known for their enchanting, complex arrangements and danceable/dissonant time signatures. The album is a mix of glorious electro pop like ​Feverhead,​ to the more math rock, progressive stylings of ​Foxes & Brimstone.​ ​Gold Medal Vision​ is motoric, unexpected, clunky and funky – curiously demanding. ​Dreamboyz ​shimmies into an unanticipated​ g​roove from a lyric that conjures the image of unicorns, ridden bareback, tigers painting rainbows, bursting into flame – wild, heady and scattered, unexpected chords surge and surprising beats sneak up on you.

 

Into The Woods​ takes us into the forest, as krautrock guitar arrangements conjure electronic beats. Their current single,The New New​ speeds up, a dazzling synth line, a lilting lift, crafts into a spangled disco ball, evoking an optimistic Public Service Broadcasting, as the track plunges from laser chic to rugged disco beats. Emily Smallhands​ spellbinds like a fine piece of embroidery, musing on a lady with a curious name. Technollipop​ is jerky, frenetic, a Rundgren-esque foray into the hypnotic delights of AK/DK, squelching beats and choir-like rock vocals. Finale ​Pet Gazelles​ is a whirring miasma of beats and electronics, surging towards sonic genius, while creating an eccentric and exhilarating sketchbook of sound similar to​ Battles,​ in a mercurial realist expression.

 

Barringtone​ emerge from their previous incarnation post-punk electro pop artists ​Clor​, their debut Snake In The Grass​ was produced by Jas Shaw, one half of ​Simian Mobile Disco​. While Dobbin’s vocals featured on SMD’s track ​Love​, from 2007 album ​Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release.​ Musically Barringtone have evolved from a lifetime of diverse musical genres, currently Deerhoof/John Maus/Ariel Pink/R Stevie Moore are on the list – plus a plethora of dance music electronica.

 

 

contact:  sam@369press.com m: 07894 220777

 

 

 

 

 

Dobbin c​omments:​ A Bonanza Plan is an idea based on some of the more hyperbolic management theory/self-help, absurdist, go-getting, self-determination aids to modern life that are routinely presented to the modern consumer citizen – everyone needs one if they are to experience the ongoing material/spiritual/creative bonanza – if you haven’t got a Bonanza Plan get one now!

 

‘Obviously a ‘Bonanza Plan’ is an abstract concept that’s difficult to represent visually – but it sounds a bit like ‘Banana Palm’ so naturally a ‘Banana Palm’ works perfectly as it’s cypher.’

 

Artwork is designed and painted by artist ​Michaela Braun.​