Hamilton, Ontario’s The Barettas claim their home city is known for industrial decay, grittiness, and blue-collar roots, but you’d be hard-pressed to find those influences in their positively buoyant debut single “Touché”. These power-pop girls clearly know their way around naturally-sweetened hooks, even if they’re made of more than sugar and spice and everything nice – sailor’s blood and old gypsy bones, to be exact. The “Touché” 7” is available as a free download at their bandcamp, and comes backed by “Black Sheep”, another spirited blast of infectious indie-pop. Hopefully there will be more from these girls from the North Country before too long.
MP3 :: Touché
(from the Touché 7”. Download here)