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Album Review: BARB - BARB

Album Review: BARB - BARB

Tuesday 3rd August, 2010 3:08PM

Call it a curse or a blessing, but the intimacy of the NZ music industry creates more of a family unit than a cutthroat battleground. It is precisely this cuddly, close-knit feel that encourages different artists across the spectrum to join forces and create something larger than themselves. BARB is the latest, and perhaps one of the most momentous, examples of this tendency. This time around, the collaboration consists of some of the most reputable names in the Antipodean music industry, basically, a bunch of musical whizz-kids who all happen to friends. The synopsis of their biopic reads as follows: Connan Mockasin, Eliza-Jane Barnes, James Milne, Liam Finn and Seamus Ebbs lock themselves into a studio for month and crank out a delightful slice of laid-back, smooth, afro-inspired indie pop.

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