The Beautiful Unknown

The Beautiful Unknown


3X Juno Award nominee The Beautiful Unknown (formerly Barlow) deliver fresh modern rock, drunk on classic rock from the Zombies to Zeppelin. New single "Perfect Wave" now on radio in Sarnia CHKS, Ottawa CILV, Barrie CFJB, Kingston CIKR, Windsor/Chatham CKUE...Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and more!


The Beautiful Unknown have just had their song "Perfect Wave"
added to the massive new video game "Shaun White Snowboarding"
"Why pick a decade or era and ape it, why not pull out all your influences and squeeze them into something fresh." So The Beautiful Unknown have the Groove of the Yardbirds, the swagger of The Who, the quirk of Bowie and the timber of Joy Division. It's modern music the way it should be played.

If we aren’t hearing more about this absolutely brilliant band soon there’s something very wrong with the world.

Fucking great band!
Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers)

As the last note rang out barely 45 minutes later, I felt flush with the exhilaration of having witnessed something great…the only thing standing between TBU and stardom would be time and a few more stages.”
Truth Explosion Magazine

With Barlow's sultry voice, which sounds like a mix of Queens of the Stone Age's
Josh Homme and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, and Derek Downham's crazed playing on both the drums and guitar, the band impressed throughout.
Klublife Magazine

The Beautiful Unknown has been able to blend a few different styles to make a sound of their own, something that can be an elusive target for many bands. … it is difficult for me to explain exactly how that sound surfaces. Some of the songs were so powerful that I had to lower my camera just so I could just take in the whole stage all at once.


The Beautiful Unknown gets world wide attention after being added to the new Shaun White Video Game. TBU has teamed up with Burton Snowboards for a new interactive CD, the CD will be available at all Burton Demo Days across the country.

"TBU's new single Perfect Wave has just been released and is making headway fast at Rock Radio"

The Beautiful Unknown's debut album "Riot In The House Of Ruin" was released in early 08. The indie single "Spinning In MY Grave" was released to radio in 07 and went top ten on rock and alternative radio in Ottawa and Winnipeg. In Montreal, on the city's biggest rock station "Spinning In MY Grave" stayed at #1 for 3 weeks!

Set List

A typical set is one hour of blood sweat and rock.
We play our album, we may play a cover or two if the moon is right. "TBU's new single Perfect Wave has just been released and is making headway fast at Rock Radio"