Understated, yet fuelled with groove-laden basslines, Barbudo are a British ‘Nu-eyed funk’ group from the quaint south coast of Havant, Portsmouth. Fusing elements of old-school funk, psych rock and smooth R&B, brothers Ben and Harry Stanworth, along with Elliot Salter have established an intoxicating sound which oozes charm and flamboyancy.
It’s through this unique marriage that the band have developed a distinct sound which has been winning over audiences across the nation.
Following on from the success of their last EP, ‘Pleasures’, which was released under Pie & Vinyl Records, their latest single radiates sonic colours. They have captured the sound of summer. And it’s complete with their signature clavinet and playful percussive elements.
“We were going for a latin-infused funk vibe… It’s a blend of Michael Jackson and Santana”, explained Ben Stanworth. Thematically, the single is a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of having guilty pleasures. “It’s a playful confession of secretly liking something that is deemed ‘uncool’ by most people’. You might not publicly admit to liking it, but beyond judging eyes you see it for what it is. Like listening to Coldplay when you are sad…” said his brother, Harry.