Earlier this year, Ipswich-born Barns Courtney was rebelling against “shiny EDM” that was dominating radios across the globe. Six months on, his cause to rid the radio of the genre is somewhat working. In fact, he’s putting himself squarely in the frame.
His latest single ‘Glitter and Gold’ has become a hit on alternative radio in the US, helping it on its way to a whopping three million streams on Spotify in under a year. Now, he’s sharing the striking new video for the single, which you can watch below.
“I recorded ‘Glitter & Gold’ in a decommissioned old folks home in Tottenham,” Barns said of the track. “I wanted it to sound gritty and we didn’t have drums, so we made all the percussion hitting disused filing cabinets, old film cans and stacking scissor snips.”
Having previously won over crowds with support slots alongside The Libertines, Ed Sheeran and more, he’s heading out on tour in the US with Tom Odell in the coming months. Check out the dates below.
October (w/ Tom Odell)
Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (Oct 3)
New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Oct 5)
Washington, DC @ The Howard (Oct 7)
Boston, MA @ The Royale (OCt 8)
Montreal, QB @ Corona (Oct 10)
Toronto @ Mod Club (Oct 11)
Chicago, IL @ Park West (Oct 13)
Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline (Oct 14)
Kansas City, MO @ Granada (Oct 15)
Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre (Oct 17)
Seattle, WA @ Tractor (Oct 20)
San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (Oct 27)