It’s the first day of May, the sun is taking the day off work, and the Friday feeling is nowhere to be found (admittedly, because I thought it was Thursday). Bards clearly knew this day was coming and came prepared with a little Mancunian treat for us all– today, they released their new single, ‘Barricades’.
Within a few seconds of hearing the intro, this track took me back to the early 00s in all the best ways; think faraway harmonies, and melancholic piano paired with Brand New-esqe heavy guitar, echoing from all directions. This is a tune that I can’t wait to hear played live – it’s so easy to imagine it filling the air on a dark night at any festival.
Keep a look out shortly for our video interview with Bards, as part of The Isolation Diaries series, where we talked about their new release and isolation life so far. In the mean time, check out the new single here.
(Review by Halyna)