Little Name

Little Name


Bright, lush indie pop influenced by Camera Obscura, Belle and Sebastian, The Smiths, and Bacharach


Born and raised in Liverpool and carrying on the the
Liverpudlian tradition of great pop music is Little Name, whose first album, "How To Swim And Live" is out now on Sleepy Records. Bringing the lush sounds of Camera Obscura and Belle and Sebastian, the northern sensibilities of The Smiths, and the pop of Bacharach, you would think that this already internationally recognized artist was a not-so-little band, with multiple members and a full orchestra section. However, the brilliant sounds on this CD are the work of just one man, Lee Barker. Underneath the bright indie pop are lyrics which explore ideas of openness and vulnerability, isolation and joy with a wit and humour belying their meaning. After 8 years of isolation through panic attacks, Lee was searching for greater themes, songs that said something, and said something about his life. "How To Swim And Live" was the answer. Themes of unrequited love, lost lives, anxiety, and finding inclusion in life. These are songs to cherish, songs that let you know that someone out there is feeling and struggling with the same things you are.


How To Swim And Live, 2007, Sleepy Records.