Eastern Barbers
South Londoners multi-instrumentalist brothers Ross Fernandez and James, Eastern Barbers, have dropped their brand new single Blue Flakes. Loving the overall melancholic haze provided by those jazz-inflected guitar melodies and harmonies. Stream it below!

In their words Blue Flakes is
the simple strategy to cope with this idea that spaces are being diluted. You notice a lot of this stuff as you get older and it can be challenging to digest. When we were younger things felt simpler and in Blue Flakes we’re trying to revisit some of that innocence.
The quartet’s message is one that connects, having been supported by the likes of NME, DIY and BBC Introducing’s Abbie McCarthy, which has led to them playing Glastonbury, Sofar Sounds and the Great Escape, as well performing to consistently sold out London venues.

Their eclectic influences stem from being classically trained as well as a youth spent touring in a contemporary jazz outfit across Europe. The brothers began writing in earnest while living and travelling through Latin America, East Asia, India and the Middle East. They draw from their bank of samples collected, voice memos and WhatsApp messages, reworking and remixing them as a continuous process, and piecing them together to create multi-layered compositions.

The line-up is completed by a rotating cast of family and friends who join them live to add elements such as brass and spoken word to the soundscape.