It’s The End Of The Brexit World As North-Irish Guerrilla Act THE BARBITURATES Know It

Standout longplayers

26 January 2023

Artist: THE BARBITURATES

Who: A rare grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act
from Derry city Ireland THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY
RIOT GUYRL BAND.

“We have to become alive through truth!!
Truth is love, freedom and respect.”

The Barbiturates is Geoff Street‘s bastard-punk baby. He produces,
assisted by some musically matching friends a multifarious mix of
all things post-punk and post-prog-rock and he looks like he’s ready
to start the ultimate revolution.

The Londonderry rebel has a new album out called SUPER CALLOUS FASCIST RACIST TORIES ARE ATROCIOUS. It’s almost the end of our messed-up world as we know it,
but read the album’s title again. Yes, the UK will be the first to go down according to
the spit-and-sneer attacks on the devastating Brexit catastrophe.

Want more clues about Street‘s state of mind. Check these song titles: False Idols / The Psychotic Tory Preservation Society / Pollitricks / Jesus & The Slave Chain / The Spaghetti Northwestern.

And the music? No, not some quickly cobbled-together protest noise going nowhere,
not at all. The 12 songs here, at play all stand tall, loud and proud. A mix of garage psycho-billy (False Idols / Timex / Comfort), some – yes – catchy pop tunes (You Can’t See Me, the title track with co-vocals by Tramp‘s North-Irish front Amazon, with utterly cool name Siânna Ní Laithbheartaigh) and several gloom-and-doom musings with a melancholic where have all the good times gone tone. Spot-on top stuff!

Buy this spellbinding record, it’ll be a great
companion for the depressing days to come.

Here via Bandcamp.


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To make the fun complete The Barbs have a ‘deluxe’
Westmonster Bonus Edition
of the album out.
Buy/stream here
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THE BARBS: Facebook

One-Man Revolution THE BARBITURATES Reflects On Signs O’ the Times With New Single ‘POLLITRICKS’

New striking strokes

18 November 2022

Artist: THE BARBITURATES

Who: Take a deep breath… a grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act from Derry city
Ireland
THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY RIOT GUYRL BAND.

The Barbiturates is actually the one-warrior-band of Geoff Street
who produces a multifarious mix of all things post-punk and post
prog-rock and who looks like he’s ready to start a revolution.

New single: POLLITRICKS
The 4th track of the upcoming album.

TUTV: Back in 1987 the late genius Prince expressed his fear of the world going down
in his funky masterstroke Sign O’ The Times. Now 35 years later – nothing has changed,
of course – Barbiturates does the same thing with an emphasis on rotten politicians and rotten governments, in a slow-moving psychedelic blues jam. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but it doesn’t feel fine as R.E.M. predicted.

THE STORY

CIA & the FBI
All working for the pyramids eye
Most people can’t see this truth
You gotta look behind the curtain
Too see the proof Whole worlds comatose’ing
Online with there social media Psychosis
Facebook Twitter it’s all the same
Hit like n love endorphins to the brain
Its mass hypnosis
The whole wide world is slowly overdosing
It’s not the same when you got no one to blame
You gotta look inside and face the pain

Kill yer digital self just like the barbs said
In 2000 & 22 were all born dead
It’s the age of anxiety
so roll up yer sleeve and pretend to beLIEve
Vaxa’nation face up to the facts
Brexit’s comin matter of fact
Hard border a wall up in our sea
Just like Donald trump big boris is he
Do we have a future most people living in the past
time to take control time to make a stand
The inner revolution find heaven inside
ya better pull yer dirty socks up or you’ll be standing in line

Politics and their poll’a’tricks
Corruption and lies is making the world sick
Got yer votes on lockdown
with their two party systems
freedom is a thought crime
News speak is cheap it’s what we eat
big brothers watching you when you sleep
whole worlds gone Brexit that why were NOW at this present
Forget the future
Forget the past
Now is forever
It’s all in yer hands
Don’t hate the black
Don’t hate the white
If ya get bit??
Just hate the bite!!!

THE MUSIC


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THE BARBITURATES: Facebook – More Bs on Bandcamp

Another Tremendous Punk ‘n Roll Marathon With Irish Noise Warriors THE BARBITURATES

Standout longplayers

6 August 2022

Artist: THE BARBITURATES

Who: Take a deep breath… a grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act from Derry city
Ireland
THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY RIOT GUYRL BAND.

The Barbiturates is actually the one-warrior-band of Geoff Street
who produces a multifarious mix of all things post-punk and post
prog-rock and who looks like a bankrobber.

Last February he came up with his Selection Box #1. A 60-minute long mishmash of
retro blues, post-prog-rock mania, paranoid psychedelia, big bang Kraftwerk disco,
psych-o-billy cramps, garage havoc, symphonic synth surprises, amplified ambient ambiance, sonic hallucinations and everything that can boggle your mind.

If you are not happy with just 60 minutes of his sonic brain twists you can lose
yourself now in Selection Box #2, it’s even longer with its 90 minutes.

Geoff Street “It’s a sneaky peak at a humble collection of early live performances,
alternative mixes of lo-fi tracks, semi-acoustic DEMOS of songs and experimental
music that will be coming in there true full glory in the near future.”
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TUTV: Box #2 is also a mishmash of Street‘s non-stop appetite for music. It’s
an amazeballs concatenation of corking stuff. It’s a series of good to great tracks.

Trust me, it’s an AUTHENTIC WORK by an AUTHENTIC music junk, you can listen
to in full or in parts. One more thing. For all Catholics out there, there’s hope as
Street found out that JESUS never died. Although he’s a BANKROBBER who lives
in Ireland.

Press play and go into a trance.


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THE BARBITURATES: Facebook

Irish Psychedelic Act THE BARBITURATES Sooth Your Dreams With Two New Gems Feat. Vocalist SIÂNNA

Daily electricity to load your batteries

23 June 2022

Band: THE BARBITURATES
Who: A grungy psychedelic occult postpunk
Dadaist Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology discordian
skizophonic rock band from Derry city Ireland
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After going totally mental on their jawdropping post-psych-punk mishmash
album Selection Box #1 last February these Irish mavericks surprise once
again with two new un-mental jams. Two laid-back lullabies with an instant
soothing effect.

Pop psychedelia for dreamy moments when the sun goes down. Guest singer
Siânna adds a spot-on sensual touch while the music ripples softly like a rill.
Sonically, the two pieces resonate a bit like Sonic Youth in slow motion or
The Velvet Underground on a Sunday Morning.

Two ideal barbiturates for the twilight hours. Two relaxing gems.

– JESUS & THE SLAVE CHAIN –

Looking For Love
In All The Wrong Places
Looking For Light
I’ll Never Find

I Need A Friend
To help me get by
Someone Understands
And Take My Hand


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– PORKIE PIES –

Look Into My Worried Eyes
I Can See You’re BeLIEving
I Look Into Your Dead Fish Eyes
You BeLIEve What They’re Saying

Look Into Your Brainwashed Mind
And See There Is A Light That Shines
Stop BeLIEving The Lies
The Truth Inside Your Heart


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THE BARBITURATES: Facebook – Instagram

Post-Psych-Punk Mishmash With THE BARBITURATES And Their Hour-Long Album SELECTION BOX #1

13 February 2022

Band: THE BARBITURATES
Who: Take a deep breath,… “a grungy psychedelic occult postpunk
Dadaist Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology discordian skizophonic rock band
from Derry city Ireland“.

New album: SELECTION BOX #1
What: A collection of B-sides, C-sides & soundscapes.
We hope you enjoy this hour-long album crammed full of
grungy psychedelic punk bliss & re’programming symbolism
this album is dedicated to the late great astrophysicist
Carl Sagan.

What to expect: Prog-rock pieces, paranoid psychedelia, radio transmissions,
a David Lynch film score played by Pink Floyd, big bang Kraftwerk disco, psych-o-billy cramps, garage havoc, symphonic synth surprises, amplified ambient ambiance, sonic hallucinations and everything that boggles your mind during this 60 minutes marathon.

Remember the two 2 Many DJ’s (Belgian Dewaele siblings) albums As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 1 & 2 with da brothers constructing pinpoint mixes with editing software, deconstructing pop music of the ’60, ’70s, and ’80s with multiple layers of familiar songs without any pause, 20 years ago. Well, that’s my reference for this Selection Box #1. Exactly what all you out there who hate traditional commerce orientated muzak are looking for.

I swear, never a dull moment with The Barbiturates. Cancel
your today’s plans and dive into this mishmash marathon.

Right here, right now…


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THE BARBITURATES: Facebook

THE BARBITURATES Bring You The Dadaist Guerilla Sound Of Ireland

Daily electricity to load your batteries

13 October 2021

Band: THE BARBITURATES
Who: Take a deep breath,… “a grungy psychedelic occult postpunk
Dadaist Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology discordian skizophonic rock band from
Derry city Ireland

New album: Titled, take another deep breath,… SUPER CALLOUS FASCIST
RACIST TORIES ARE ATROCIOUS
(the best album title I heard all year long) that
will hit the streets just before Xmas, on 23rd December. A great festive present
to convert your beloved family to The Barbiturates.

All tracks will be unleashed one by one before
the longplayer’s release (bonus stuff included).

The first two singles

– YOU CAN’T SEE ME –

Doesn’t really sound like a Guerilla rant. The vibrant combination of jingle-jangle guitars
à la 60s legends The Byrds, whistle-along catchiness à la Kurt Vile, a sing-along ba-ba-ba chorus, and a sparkling guitar finale resound more like a radio hit and that’s totally fine
by me.


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– CONTORT –

After the poppy decoy above it’s in-your-face time with a cry-out sledgehammer swaying forth and back with droning force for 100 seconds. A trash and clash slam with some unexpected piano clatter in the end. Bingo!


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I wonder what comes next: a jazzy instrumental followed
by a hardcore hammer blow? Yep, I’m definitely curious.

Pitch Black And Sinister – Discover Hellish Irish Gang THE BARBITURATES

7 May 2020

THE BARBITURATES are noise rockers out of Derry, Ireland describing themselves
as “a 5 piece Neo-Psychedelic Punk-Grunge band and underdogs of our town.” I’m pretty
sure that new track ‘SYMMETRY‘ is recorded in a smelly basement where rats are
feeling home and neighbours can’t hear the band’s racket.

Symmetry is a vicious slow-moving beast that grooves and moves like a nasty serpent looking to take control and make love on war. Spooky stuff you won’t recommend to
your parents to listen to. I have no clue what they’re singing about but it ain’t about the birds and the bees. These punk misfits are tired of all the lies that are spread like a
disease on a daily basis. It’s time for the truth. It’s time to join their inexorable quest.

Right here, right now…

THE BARBITURATES: Facebook

Just a moment for this message. The house of Geoff, a band member, burned down last month. He lost a lots of valuable belongings, instruments, musical equipment as well as weeks of shopping he bought to isolate like the rest of us through this tough lockdown time! You can help him via GoFundMe here.