‘Touche’ By The Barettas.
Today’s featured song comes from a pulsating, punchy, pretty, post punk, power pop, pulchritudinous posse (how’s that for alliteration!!) or The Barettas for short. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and definitely not to be confused with dire all girl rock band the Berettas from the UK, they have just released their first single ‘Touche’ as a free download. It’s implausibly catchy in a Gwen Stefani meets the Libertines wrestling The Donnas at CBGB’s kinda way.
They’ve opened for the likes New York Dolls, Juliette Lewis, and She Keeps Bees but to be honest we don’t know too much about the band other than what lead singer Kate tells us – ‘Our first 7 inch ‘Touche’ is very much a product of our surroundings, with two rough edged pop numbers giving a glimpse of where we’ve been and where we’re headed!’ There are no trust funds in Hamilton, so each of us has taken on a couple jobs, usually a combination of cleaning houses during the day, and tending bar at night. The reward and real purpose for these jobs is that it lets us make music and blow off steam at every other possible opportunity.’