Today I Stumbled Upon: Baron
I first came across Baron purely by accident when they provided support to the band Wolf People at the Exchange venue, Bristol. Personally I thought they stole the show. Originating from Brighton UK the band consist of Nick Whittaker – Clarinet, Horn, Backing Vocals, Luke Foster – Drums, Percussion, Synth, Peter Evans – Electric Bass, Percussion and Alex Crispin -Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Synth, Percussion, Producer, Artwork. Highly original and whilst difficult to categorise I hear influences from the likes of Joy Division, Scot Walker and Bowie at his more adventurous, but without the baggage. There is much to enjoy from across their catalogue, but the album Columns is my particular favourite on Bandcamp, which also includes free of charge releases.