Barbarella's Bang Bang
"These bohemians play surf like Dick Dale founded The Meteors, but this time they’re fronted by The Slits’ Ari Up.” Simon Tucker, Louder Than War]
Best known for their raucous live sets, the band fronted by the enigmatic Barbara Pugliese have become a staple of various festivals and club nights over the course of their career. With members originating from Italy, Latvia and London, it’s no surprise Barbarella’s Bang Bang have such a diverse and multicultural group of influences from South and East European folk to classical punk rock.
Having played prestigious events such as Fuji Rock in Japan and Germany's infamous Fusion Festival to rapturous reception, they know how to work an audience of any size.
With new singles released in 2018 surmised by the single 'Surgery,' and followed by the delightful ‘Cowboy Job’ the new style is delightfully quirky and catchy, which thrilled fans at festivals around the UK. Watch out for 2019 when they will return will even more of this effervescent new sound.
“This is the music Wednesday Addams would have made if she grew up and started a band, full of threat, charm, malevolence and the kind of swagger most pop stars can only dream of. There’s a hand-clap breakdown and the kind of bass line that Johnny Cash would have killed a man for, all-in-all it’s a whole heap of fun.” - Listen with Monger