Best known for their raucous live sets, the band fronted by the enigmatic Barbara Pugliese have become a staple of various festivals and club nights over the course of their career. With members originating from Italy, Latvia and London, it’s no surprise Barbarella’s Bang Bang have such a diverse and multicultural group of influences from South and East European Folk to classical punk rock.
‘These bohemians play surf like Dick Dale founded The Meteors, but this time they’re fronted by The Slits’ Ari Up’.
By Simon Tucker [Louder Than War]
‘This is the music Wednesday Addams would have made if she grew up and started a band, full of threat, charm, malevolence and the kind of swagger most pop stars can only dream of. There’s a hand-clap breakdown and the kind of bass line that Johnny Cash would have killed a man for, all-in-all it’s a whole heap of fun’.
[Listen With Monger]
MEET THE BAND
BARBARA PUGLIESE (Barbarella): lead vocals, acoustic guitar and glockenspiel
ARMANDS OZOLINS (Astral Oz): lead guitar and backing vocals