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Them Bruins Return From the Wilderness With Barrenlands Single

Them Bruins Return From the Wilderness With Barrenlands Single

| On 17, Jul 2014

After a rapid rise to national radio in 2013 with singles ‘Black Widow’, and ‘Outrun the Future’, Melbourne band Them Bruins entered the studio in 2014 to record their debut album.

Treating it with the same recklessness as their sharp and shouty rock sensibilities, these recording sessions led to 51 songs on the cutting room floor, three break ups, and four black eyes. This chaotic energy seems to have been harnessed for good as it has led to an untitled album set to drop later this year, and the single Barrenlands which is currently available for free on Triple J Unearthed.

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Barrenlands is reminiscent of Casanova, except far more cocky and zealous. The song is driven by a dirty, distorted guitar, backed up by a solid rock drum beat and bass. The vocals are brilliantly delivered with obvious relish in their own showmanship, with some back-up vocals added in the chorus to make a brilliantly catchy rock tune.There is even an excellent rock solo which will delight anybody who misses the good old days when solos were real and mullets were in, and overall cements this tune as an excellent rock song. Overall this single is one not to be missed by anybody who loves a fast and catchy rock song, and certainly shows Them Bruins as one of the hotter up and coming rock bands in Australia.