Saturday, July 13, 2024

Piece By Piece with The Bartells

Known for their hooky quirky post-modern sound, Shropshire’s The Bartells  full-length debut album, Hands Of Heal, came out last summer on Flip Flop Records, now they’ve released their latest single, ‘Piece By Piece‘, on Flip Flop Records.

The band first emerged in 2012 headlining local festivals promoting their debut self-funded EP Standing On The Edge.  They quickly gained a good following and learnt their stagecraft, going from strength to strength.

Their debut EP has been played on radio stations all over the world and they have fun whenever and whatever they play, which is part of their charm.  With well over a half million views on their videos across their platforms the band is going from strength to strength breaking records on social media platforms such as  The Narrowboat Sessions.

Led by Alfie Edwards with a split lead vocal set up with Mr Jonny Milano. They were rounded out by The Dazzler thumping out bass lines alongside drummer Robby ‘Ringo’ Evans. Then, in 2021, The Bartells added lead guitarist Ian ‘Ozzy’ Osbourne to the line up to strengthen their sound, changing the band to a five piece guitar driven outfit.  

Out from the starting blocks following lockdown, the band gathered momentum supporting 90s heroes Cast and The Inspiral Carpets.  The band has also played numerous festivals around the UK, not least recently the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. 
The band hooked up with Nick Brine at Flip Flop Records to launch their debut album.  The recording sessions were held at the legendary Rockfield Studio in Monmouth; The Motor Museum, Liverpool; The Forge Studio, Oswestry; and The Bee Barn Studio, Snowdonia – owned by Cast and Robert Plant guitarist Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson, who features on three of the tracks.

New single ‘Piece By Piece‘ is available here and you can check out the video here at RAMzine.

Back in November, they released the single, ‘Suzi’ still available here and that you can check out the video for here at RAMzine.

‘Suzi’ is a song about running away to try and find yourself when things are just not working out right, wandering alone through a strange city whilst reflecting on a childhood past in the process,” said the band. “The question might be asked who is Suzi, the answer would be that we all have a Suzi, might be a person, a possession or even a habit but the hardest thing about a Suzi is trying to stay true to yourself while she’s around”.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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