The Barettas

The Barettas

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
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"Pulsating, punchy, pulchritudinous posse (how's that for alliteration!!) or The Barettas for short. It's implausibly catchy in a Gwen Stefani meets the Libertines wrestling The Donnas at CBGB's kinda way." -VON PIP MUSICAL EXPRESS blog (Wirral, Northwest, UK)




Biography

The Barettas have four years under their ship. Their a sassy, yet charming three-piece rockin' and rollin' sisterhood from Steel City (Hamilton Ontario). They've been making righteous waves (and songs!) standing out in the crowded sea that is the music industry. They're breaking new waves and reaching higher seas with every show. Their new EP "The Night Is Young" has a groovy 60's vibe and was recorded live off the floor.

They have accomplished a lot being a D.I.Y. band with no help from labels (yet!). There song "Touche got picked up for an Austrailian Fox TV show "skins" for Season ! Episode 2's intro song. They have traveled around Canada and America to play shows and are very dedicated to this band.
They have supported acts as diverse as The New York Dolls, Juliette Lewis, She Keeps Bees, The Flock of Seagulls, The Sheepdogs, The Coppertone, The Forgotten Rebels ect

"A sonic Altamont for the electro-pop movement."

Influences:

The Beatles, Various 60's girl groups, The Rolling Stones, Joan Jett, Pixies. Led Zeppelin, Jack White, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, The Smiths, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd

...and everyone they've played a live show with.

Lyrics

I Dig the Alley, But Not the Birds

Written By: Katie Bulley

I try to keep my demons down but
they keep on comin' back around
and around they go/and sometimes I
wish that they would stay and
other times I wish they'd go away
and when I feel them tappin' on my
little shoulders my temperature it gets just a little colder
sayin'

Here the demons come I
can feel them comin'. They're
poppin' up they're comin' up
they're knockin' down my door,
They knock me out and punch me
down 'till I hit the floor

I
try to keep those demons down but
my head is stuck inside a lion's
mouth and hellbound hellbound
hellbound we go/and when they
start to rise I get so hypnotized
and when they start to tappin' on
my shoulders the voices in my head
sound like some wounded soldier sayin'

Here the demons come I
can feel them comin'. They're
poppin' up they're comin' up
they're knockin' down my door,
They knock me out and punch me
down 'till I hit the floor

So
when they start to rise for the
first time I suggest you go run
and hide before you end up like us
tonight we're sayin'

Here the
demons come I can feel them
comin'. They're poppin' up they're
comin' up they're knockin' down my
door, They knock me out and punch
me down 'till I hit the
floor.

Till I hit the floor
x3
So let's hit the road.

Quit Snakin' My Waves

Written By: Katie Bulley

Why don't you quit snakin' all my
waves?
We tried wakin' up the
dead we became what the masses
dread cause we saw what they'll
never get then we lit our deadly
cigarette
Why don't you quit
snakin' all my waves?
and you
said no they'll never know so we
gotta go x2
We gave them a
little scare we played the games
and always chose the dare and no
we'll never buckle down cause we
are the gutters in our
town.
Why don't you quit
snakin' all my waves?
and you
said no they'll never know so we
gotta go x2
Why don't you quit
snakin' all my waves?

Black Sheep Daze

Written By: Katie Bulley

Run your good game Cherish your bad name Live it your own way. Still gotta get paid so
Run your good game Cherish your bad name Live it your own way. Still gotta get paid

I saw a pinhole light/ so I fought the tunnel fight
Through swamps and rat bites/ Those were lonely nights
But I had my head on straight/ I’d dare not hesitate
Getting up to the heights that await/ reachin’ my golden fate

[Past the black sheep daze/ Though all the hurricanes/
Past the Black Sheep Daze onto the fast lanes]

Get a clue and catch your breath/ don’t be quick to get upset
Know what to do so do it to death/ throw it all away in a bet
Flash them your quick wits/ Lose all those hissy fits
With some it never quits/Pump out those major hits

[Past the black sheep daze/ Though all the hurricanes/
Past the Black Sheep Daze onto the fast lanes]
[Past the black sheep daze/ Though all the hurricanes/
Past the Black Sheep Daze onto the fast lanes]

Touche

Written By: Katie Bulley

I’m made of sailor’s blood and old gypsy bones
Sugar covered in spice and haggard pirate groans
Show me show me what you’re made of
Let’s see what you can pull off

In a world wide spider web spinnin’ so many wounds to heal The captain of our ship said I’m creepin’ it creepin’ it real

Touche. Touche Touche Touché you say

I walked the plank and them I sank to the bottom of the sea
then the sharks took a bite of me
I met a mermaid and I warned her those sharks are around every single corner
So watch your back you little lady cause no one else will
I might be sick in the head but I’m not crazy those sharks only bite to kill

In a world wide spider web spinnin’ so many wounds to heal The captain of our ship said I’m creepin’ it creepin’ it real

Touche. Touche Touche Touche you say

I wanna creep it real to
I’d rather be a creep then sheep like all of you so lets all just creep the night away
Yeah lets all just creep the night away yeah lets all just creep the night away yeaaaahhh

Touche Touch Touch You say you say you say

Touche. Touche Touche Touche you say. Let’s go touché what do you say Let’s go touché. Yeah yeah yeah.

You Who!

Written By: Katie Bulley

Can I lure you in with my McCartney eyes?
Can I be the one that you call a prize?
Look at me, see what you’ve done to me.
Look at me, see where you outta be.
(sing it girl)

You who! You who! You who! You Who!

Lead me on and on and on
Yeah you know it really turns me on
Look at me see what you’ve done to me
Look at me, see where you outta be
(yeah that’s right)

You who! You who! You who! You Who!

IIIIIIIIIII I get so so crazy, every time you look at me yeah
I get so so crazy every time you look at me look at me now
Look at me now.

Smoke Filled Baretta

Written By: Katie Bulley

I’m a struggler, I’m a scrounger, I work my hands to the bone.
I’m a smuggler, I’m a lounger, I make my plans like capone.
You’re born and branded. Do you get it all handed to ya?
Don’t like the way you’re livin’ and I’m not at all forgivin.

I’m a smoke-filled, Baretta
And I never never no, felt betta

When jack the ripper, killed the run-down stripper
We were born in the night with the gunners and the whippers
I’m so chipper, Oh, we we’re born in the night with the gunners and the whippers
Targets and bullseyes had you runnin through my mind so
I’m comin’ straight to ya, straight to ya straight through ya

I’m a smoke filled Baretta
And I never felt betta

Smoke filled baretta
Smoke filled baretta
Baretta, oh, baretta,

I’m a struggler I’m a scrounger. I work my hands to the bone

Discography

CD EP "The Night is Young" available on Itunes for only $4.00! released Feb. 14, 2012.

7" single (Blacksheep / Touche) released Dec 10, 2010.

CD EP "Bang Bang" now available on CD Baby, (released June 5th 2009)