What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Barrie

Every week, we’re going to be introducing you to a brand new artist we’re going for mad for here at NME Towers via our ego-busting new Q&A, What’s Your Band Called, Mate? This week Brooklyn’s Barrie on sounding like Fleetwood Mac (minus the, er, copious amounts of coke), velvet and a pyromaniac raccoon.

What’s your band called, mate?

Our band is called Barrie, and we’re from Brooklyn.


We are…

Barrie Lindsay – guitar and vocals

Dom Apa – drums

Noah Prebish – guitar and synths

Sabine Holler – bass and vocals

Spurge Carter – keys and vocals


What do you sound like?

“Fleetwood Mac if they couldn’t afford cocaine.”

Are you good (honestly)?


What’s your best song?


What’s been your most memorable gig?

“Our first show in a basement of a WeWork on Wall Street. The door guy was a barista.”

Tell us something really interesting about you, that isn’t to do with music.

Dom: “I have a velvet phobia, honestly.”

Sabine: “I only wear velvet.”

Noah: “I feel indifferent towards velvet.”

Spurge: “I don’t like velvet cake.”

Barrie: “I have a heart murmur.”

We said really interesting…


What’s your karaoke song?

Spurge: Roxanne by ACAB

Sabine: Everything She Said by Tatu

Dom: Rabbit by Chaz and Dave

Noah: Tailwhip by Men I Trust by Barrie

Barrie: Grease Lightning by John Travolta

Scenario: We’ve given you a shit load of money to make a big budget video – what do you do with it?

“3D print slightly taller versions of ourselves.”

What do you want to achieve with your music?

“Become lactose tolerant.”

If your tourbus was hanging over the edge of a cliff and you needed to throw out one band member as ballast, which member would it be and why?

“Dom because he’d survive somehow he’s like a cockroach.”

Fill in the blanks: when you listen to our music, it feels like ___ is ___ to ___ your ___.

“It feels like Bernie Madoff is whispering to your accountant (kinda nervous).”

If your band had stans, what would the name for them be?


Where can we see you next?

“We just played Moth Club in London, we have a few European tour dates left.”

What do you want to happen at your last ever show?

Dom: “Chris Pratt stage dives and the raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy lights a guitar on fire.”

Any final words?

“God bless.”

Barrie’s debut album ‘Happy To Be There’ is out on May 3 via Winspear