A burning flame set to light up the world of blues-tinged guitar rock. Barns Courtney has earned himself a blossoming reputation as one to watch in the coming months, with his tracks Burnt Soundtrack and Glitter and Gold not so much catching attention as demanding it.
The young singer-songwriter has been championed by the likes of The Libertines and recently toured as support for Ed Sheeran, bringing anthemic acoustic tracks with fuzzy guitars and punchy drums, executed with aplomb by a voice oozing confidence and not short of that vital rock n roll arrogance. Playing out at one of London’s prime small venues for alternative, rock and blues bands, Soho hideaway The Borderline, Courtney will consolidate on a promising start to his career with a headline show on September 15th.
The Borderline has a rich history when it comes to new bands, operating as an institution which proudly “continues the tradition of providing a space for free thinkers and unique performers from wide and far”. A homely space in a charming Soho basement, the setting is a perfect space for new artists to showcase their talents, and Courtney can expect to face a knowledgeable, open-minded and trendy crowd. If BBC Introducing are to believed, he should stand up masterfully.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of The Borderline