The Murder Barn are a cinematic trawl through dusty tracks, scorched corn fields and into dark taverns. The band provide a thunderous soundtrack of guitars, accordian, saxophones and harmonies behind singer Chesca’s laconic lyrics. Including members of minuteman and The Fierce and The Dead, live performances are a rare and epic spectacle. Taking their musical lineage from Ennio Morricone, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, delta blues and David Lynch, the band weave mesmerising and bombastic creations, tales of the sea, stories of war, espionage and lost loves.
We were very lucky to have caught up with Chesca, front lady for the Murder Barn last week. We met her at the Lexington Bar East London on Thursday. When she arrived we recognised her instantly. Her long straight black hair, dark features and 1970s inspired bohemian style stood out from the crowd of London hipsters like a sore thumb!(a very cool sore thumb)
We decided to take Chesca away from the noisy after work crowd and go upstairs to the gig venue where it was quiet and intimate and had a proper chat about the band, style icons and British fashion.