It’s been fantastic to see live music return over the last few weeks. Whilst there have been some casualties to the last year and a half seeing some of the great bands we were previously following picking up their instruments again is a joy. This brings us neatly to the wonderful Barry, who have just released a double A side single of two songs I remember from their pre-pandemic live shows.
“Neolithic Homosex” is a fabulously bouncy, jangly, fuzzy gem with great stop start dynamics. In typical Terry-esque style the gang vocals, hand claps and cute keyboard solo will slap a great big smile on your face. “No More Boys” is just as fun. It’s a sweet sounding indie pop song with straight forward, simple melodies and some great overlapping vocal parts. There’s a Pastels quality to this, but with Barry’s trademark comical crassness.
With both songs lyrically hilarious (of course) Barry are back just as we remember them. You wouldn’t have them any other way.
Neolithic Homosex/No More Boys is released on 7″ via Related Records in December. Pre-order here.
Barry play the George Tavern on Saturday 28th August with Meggie Brown and Forrest Flowers. More here.
You may enjoy this if you like: Terry, The Pastels, The Slugs