January 7, 2015

Happy New Year and Album Sale

Before I get to the meat of this blog, we just want to tell you all that for January, you can download our two albums for ‘Pay What You Want’ from our Bandcame store. Take a look and pay £0 or pay £1,000,000 – Your Choice


With that out the way – Happy New Year you wonderful people. Did you have a great Christmas?
Us BR boys enjoyed a few nights in each other’s company over the festive period. The annual McEntee Christmas shindig was once again the place to be and we also had a more relaxed and chilled New Years Eve round my house. Despite being ill from the day I broke from work until the day I went back to work, I had a great Christmas

BR at New Year

BR at New Year

2014 was a pretty uneventful year for the band due to us having a massive year in everything other than the band. We both welcomed new additions to our families. Michael opened The Big Comfy Bookshop and is at the shop 24/7. I started taking my photography to the next level and also started Coates & Stain Wedding Photography.

Our thoughts are now turning to what will happen to Barricades Rise in 2015……..
Truth be told we are excited to meet up and start writing and recording for album 3. It would be great if this is ready for release before the year is out too. There’s no pressure on us doing this but we want to do it. We will gig a little more than last year but until we have the new album out, we will be selective on that front.

We will of course update you with our progress and we hope 2015 brings you all you want from life.



ps, a massive thank you to all that came to our last gig of the year at Michael’s shop on 19th December. We were rough, we broke strings and we sang like it was going out of fashion. A proper BR gig.


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December 8, 2014

O Come All Ye Barricades – Free Christmas EP

Tis the season to be downloading the annual Barricades Rise Christmas EP!
It may have been a slow year for the band but it wouldn’t feel like Christmas for us if we didn’t record a Christmas classic for you to enjoy and this year we have chosen ‘When A Child Is Born’ which was made a classic by Johnny Mathis. Get your FREE download here


Like previous years we have included all our other Christmas covers on the EP so you can get the full BR Christmas experience 🙂

The tracklisting for the FREE EP is
1. When A Child Is Born
2. Stop The Cavalry
3. Fairytale Of New York
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. Driving Home For Christmas
6. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
7. Do They Know It’s Christmas?
8. Merry Christmas Everybody

If you already have our other festive tunes from previous years, you can just download the new one.

The EP is FREE to download from here and we really hope you enjoy it

Merry Christmas
Jonathan & Michael

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