Barber Q is a band that has won the hearts of the Polish community living in Scotland and caught the attention of music editors thanks to their unique sound. The band initially started out as a cover band and then transformed into a tribute band playing songs from the Polish band Dżem.
However, in 2020, the band’s vocalist, Mateusz Psonak, took part in one of the biggest music programs in Poland, The Voice of Poland, where he reached the quarternals under the guidance of Michał Szpak. This success became the impetus for creating their own material which was very well received by listeners.
The band’s first single was the song Dynamite which received great reviews in Scotland and Poland and reached over 30,000 plays on Spotify without the support of music labels. Barber Q also played as a support act for the band Ørganek at a Polish-Scottish festival in Aberdeen, which led to a later musical collaboration, Robert Markiewicz, the band’s drummer, recorded the drums for 5 upcoming singles, including the newest song Afraid, which will premiere on 5.05.23.
Afraid is a song that tackles important topics related to emotional issues and addictions. The song encourages courage, taking on challenges, and pushing one’s own limits, but also reminds us that we are not alone and can count on the support of others. The lyrics also contain a message that mistakes and failures are a part of life and that it’s worth learning from them rather than focusing on them.
This powerful track is an addictive slice of grunge and post-rock with a fantastic, harmonised chorus, some uber-cool riffs and staccato drumming that is full of a youthful energy but has maturity at its core. Mateusz Psonak delivers a commanding vocal performance that grabs your attention immediately and the twin guitar attack of Lukasz Pfeifer and Dawid Kutarnia is edgy, dynamic and exciting. If this is a taste of what is to come from this talented quartet then we are surely in for a musical treat!
Check out the video for their first single Dynamite here: