I love the first – and tragically only – Clor album.
After Clor, Barry Dobbin formed Barringtone with Connan Cooledge and Boomer Opperman. Live they are very much a twitchy, convulsive and muscular avant-rock outfit. I’ve seen them three times and they get better each time – I love the way they resolve some of that fiddly trickiness with proper power chords. They’ve had a few setbacks which have deprived us of recorded output. However, they now have a new single out – the double A side Feverhead/Foxes & Brimstone (out on Nick Bourne’s Onomatopoeia label. Nick also releases some of William D Drake’s beautiful music). On record they are much more Clor-y than live: a poppier vibe with multi-part vocals, synth extemporisations and electronic percussives. It’s a tighter synth-bass driven sound supporting the guitar lines. I would solidly recommend both versions of Barringtone – they tick a lot of boxes for me.
Having photographed them live a few times, I offered to do a studio shoot.
You can see some of the pictures here:
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