Musician Barns Courtney On What It Was Like To Get A Second Chance

Though he’s only 27 years old, singer-songwriter Barns Courtney is now experiencing his second chance at life on the road—and he’s relishing it. Courtney certainly didn’t feel like he’d be back on stage again just two years ago, when he was selling cigarettes in clubs and surviving most days on kale and canned sardines. Any…

BARNS COURTNEY – THE ATTRACTIONS OF YOUTH REVIEW

Following summer festival performances at Reading and Leeds, a sold-out headline show at Camden Assembly and a 10-date UK tour this month, Anglo-American troubadour Barns Courtney is finally releasing his hotly anticipated debut album, The Attractions of Youth. For those of us who’ve been following the singer, songwriter and musician since the release of his first…

Live Review: Barns Courtney at Dingwall’s, Camden Market

Sierra Malia checks out an intimate, yet energetic performance by Barns Courtney at his album release show Acting as a dual sort of album release and concert, Barns Courtney overwhelmed Camden Market’s Dingwall’s. The crowd seemed to outweigh the means of the small bar/music venue and the show started later than expected with the tons…

Album Review: Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth

British-American rocker Barns Courtney apparently has only one speed setting, and it’s full throttle, all the time. He’s been on a fast track to success since his appearance at last year’s SXSW 2016.  At the time, his collection of released music was a bit haphazard. He had a pair of blazing singles, ‘Fire’ and ‘Glitter & Gold’, propelling his momentum, and he…

interview | barns courtney

  Barns Courtney is gearing up to release his debut album The Attractions of Youth this September, so we thought it was the perfect time to catch up with the man himself to find out how it all came together for him and how breaking his foot has made him even more dramatic on stage……

Barns Courtney: The Best of What’s Next

There’s confidence. And then there’s the swaggering self-assurance displayed by raspy-throated British blues rocker Barns Courtney on his recent single “Fire,” a swampy, Gospel-steeped stomper with reflective verses like “My mother told me son let it be / Sold my soul to the calling / Sold my soul to that sweet melody / Now I’m…

10 New Artists You Need to Know: October 2017

Barns Courtney Sounds Like: A stomping, swaggering rock & roll balancing act teetering between blinding light and total darkness For Fans of: Cage the Elephant, Kings of Leon, Rag’n’Bone Man Why You Should Pay Attention: Even if the name Barns Courtney doesn’t spark recognition, his 2015 song “Fire” might. A blues-leaning rock song that evoked both Ennio Morricone…

Barns Courtney: People underestimate the power of failure

“Rock bottom is an extremely motivating place.” As he finally releases his debut album, The Attractions Of Youth, Barns Courtney reflects on the 10 years it’s taken to get to this stage. The British-born singer has been dropped from a record label, been homeless and pleaded with producers to make his music. “People vastly underestimate…