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Self-described award-losing power duo and terrible band name-namers, The Barren Spinsters are a band that certainly make good looking album covers. The kind of band that Jack White would maybe join if he lowered his standards. 

The Barren Spinsters look like a two-piece, sound like a five piece, and move like a hair piece. The guy at the front in the bucket hat (Brendon Houlahan) is a bit weird, but the bloke at the back (Matt Tennant) fortunately holds it all together. Together, The Barren Spinsters deliver 70’s blues rock with a modern thrashy twist. Much the same way that Wolfmother doesn’t.  

After the release of their 2019 debut album ‘Ten Steps to Cynical Thinking’, the Spinsters played some amazing festivals (who were obviously scraping the bottom of the barrel), sharing stages with the likes of Jet, The Cat Empire, Missy Higgins, Regurgitator, Butterfingers, Newton Faulkner (UK), Tim Finn, The Superjesus, The Delta Riggs and more. It’s fitting that they have a song titled ‘Punching Above Your Weight’, because The Barren Spinsters are bloody champions at it.

Continuing their run of good album covers and questionable material, the boys are set to drop their latest album ‘Let The Music Ruin Your Life’ later this year. From where specifically and from what exact height is yet to be determined.

Get cynical-thinking with The Barren Spinsters on the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage 11-11.45am Saturday 17 February 2024.

16-18 Feb 2024

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. 

Book tickets and places to stay: www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au

Be sure to follow @AgnesBluesFest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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