Following the success of 2016’s Gentle Kind Of Lies and last year’s Optimus Prime, Dublin band BARQ are back with a brand new double A-side release. Sassy Mouth / Earthquakes is out now.

Inspired by the courage and resilience of the Repeal The Eighth movement and the perils of online debate, Sassy Mouth is a call to arms for the emerging voices that are searching for change. Propelled by the soaring power of front-woman Jess Kav’s vocals, whirring hooks float alongside funk-fuelled beats as it builds to a fiery climax of intent.

Alongside Sassy Mouth, BARQ will also be releasing Earthquakes - a thoughtful reflection on the breakdown of relationships. As the smooth allure of Kav’s rich vocals and a deep, soulful groove provide the backdrop to heartfelt lyricism, it’s an impassioned and empowering post-breakup anthem with shades of the likes of Hiatus Kiayote.

Releasing these two singles, BARQ showcase both sides to their distinctive ‘agrosoul’ sound. Whether inspired by political or personal matters, they create an attention-grabbing, high-octane fusion of sounds - with elements of soul, hip-hop, trip-hop and rock - that should not pass you by.

In March 2016, BARQ released their debut single Gentle Kind of Lies to critical acclaim and a surge of media attention. The track was picked up by Spotify’s new music playlist in both the UK and Brazil. Since then, BARQ have been one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. Lead singer, Jess Kav, has been featured on the front cover of Ireland's premiere music magazine, Hot Press, and BARQ were included in The Irish Times’ "50 People To Watch In 2017".

Sassy Mouth / Earthquakes, the new double A-side from BARQ, is out now.