If the relentless pounding of Michigan’s metal stamping plants somehow contributed to the Stooges’ driving rhythms, then the industrial decay and grittiness of Steel-town Hamilton has helped to form the Barettas attitude and sound.
Where to start? Katie (vocals/guitar) picks up the instrument to kill time during a lengthy high school suspension (she nobly takes the fall for ‘holding’, and keeps some friends out of trouble). Carly (drums) and Kate (bass) play in a series of local bands before completing the trio. A first gig in the basement of a local watering hole is standing room only, and the Barettas are born.
Performances have followed at some of Toronto’s preeminent indie venues, including The Opera House and Lee's Palace, as well as opening slots for the Fleshtones (NYC) and Agent Orange (CA).
Look for 2010 to be a great year for The Barettas. They’re working with Goldfinger drummer and High 4 Records president Darrin Pfeiffer and will be releasing a full length in last summer.
A sonic Altamont for the electro-pop movement.
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“It’s not life or death, it’s more important than that.” B. Shankly, former Liverpool FC Manager. " -Godfather Baretta