There are so many words that could be used to describe Backyard Haircuts; words to categorize the genre, describe the humour or express the band as a group of close friends – but none of them portray these things as accurately as the music itself.
Recorded in a bedroom over two days, for a group of friends who have played their instruments for as long as the band has been going, the result is a treat, a platter of special moments, a collection of hidden gems. From the thoughtfulness in what seem childish lyrics, the challenging lead lines over what seem simple chords, to the closing section where a tapping and sliding guitar line collide with glockenspiel and blend with trumpet…. I think I’ll stop now. Just enjoy it dammit.