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BAR II WANT US TO WAKE UP!





PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.


In our present, urban times, dominated by show-offs and pretenders, The Stoner Rock Duo BAR II keeps their mysteries to themselves. They won’t abide by the dictatorship of imagery only to focus on pure, raw, dark deranged rock music. May they raise the bar, too.


Mr Du Penfast, headphones on, shaggy hair, has passed run his thirties producing albums for others. But to him, an artistic void persists. Between brutalizing his guitar, attacking his drums, he's got to seek.

As for BARThom, dealing branding and media between the Brussels Leopold Quarter and Reyers, , is called « El Mediator". Outside calm, inside stormy. By the way, he crosses the road of Mister one October night. The inner anger they mutually recognise will turn out to be the foundation that will bind these two, apparently very different, lads together.


Leaving the false pretenses behind, they dig to feel only sound, the half body guitars roughness, epileptic drum fills rawness, to smash the prejudices. Discomfort found in the lyrics as well. Bipolarity, schizophrenia, and a pinch of ambivalence in regards to our times, certainly.

Defiant in the form, bold and tortured at the core, a 6-track EP, indeed fragmented, comes out of these exalted nights to tell us... WAKE UP!

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


This song is the high point of our first release bundle of songs for these past 2 years. We shoot 6 tracks and promote them one by one, "Wake Up" is the last one and the accomplishment of this whole work with the band. It's a scream for continuous discomfort, that you can feel across each of these 6 songs. We wanted it with the most powerful chorus and keep sticking in your head for days. Never too metal, never too pop, but just empowering heart and chest

WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?


Wake up is the ultimate anthem for our generation! Everything is about to fall apart. This is what inspired us.


For your skills, for your pleasure, your hopes and regrets, your unaccomplished dreams, for your girl/boyfriend, wife/husband and your children, for your planet & your future, for your anger and your rage that’s hiding behind your tears, wake up for the days you don’t wanna miss, your lifestyle and your requests, to do what you need to do, now is the time to….

CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?


Deranged, punchy, fat, memorable, aggressive, melodic, schizophrenic, loud.


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


DF : So many..If I’d to pick one, maybe Songs for the deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age, it has influences my writing, my production, my drum playing.


BT : A lot maybe The Beatles Revolver, U2 Achtung Baby, Radiohead Ok computer, Arctic Monkeys AM…





DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?


Radiohead “Just” : masterpiece!

WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?


Wanking and drinking probably.


DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?


We are dealing with that by not doing it for now.

HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?


By meeting one guy who has the same desires than the other one….it is a lot.

HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGEHTER?


Chaotic-wise, one start with a riff idea, the other jump over it…

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

No idea…

WHAT IS NEXT?


We are working on new songs right now, we have 3 more nearly finished and some others in stock. We ‘ll go closer to the listener with these ones.

PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.

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