The Barr Brothers “Sleeping Operator” – Album
The Montreal-based quartet have been hailed as one of the most progressive and important folk acts of recent years. And this, their second album, proves that statement to be a solid gold fact. From the hypnotic openings of “State Orphans” and “Love Ain’t Enough”, to the more standardised (yet equally impressive) formulas of “Wolves” and “Even The Darkness Has Arms”, this is an undeniable masterpiece that should be the soundtrack to your winter.
8/10, out now, Jimmy Volts