Easier All The Time / Macauley Culkin On Pizza2014
Stockholm-based Barbarisms release AA single ‘Easier All the Time/Macaulay Culkin On Pizza’ on Control Freak Kitten Records 08.09 ahead of their self-titled debut album (out 22nd Sept). Having cut his teeth on American culture and recklessly digested life in Paris and Stockholm, it wasn’t until American songwriter Nicholas Faraone met Tom Skantze and Robin Af Ekenstam in Stockholm that his words began to live in the lush melodies of a starker climate. After claiming the Swedish capital as his home, the 3 piece began working towards an album before they were struck down with a brief brush with cancer and the amputation of Ekenstam’s right elbow and forearm. Undeterred, they constructed a drum-playing prosthetic with tape and kitchen tools. In fact, some of the drums on the self-titled debut were actually recorded with a drumstick stuck to a spatula. Barbarisms are over in the UK later in the year for live shows. Details tbc soon.