Barbudo deliver pop-funk from their studio in the south of England. Brothers Ben and Harry Stanworth have taken inspiration from the pioneers of funk, soul and disco to give their contemporary sound a classic and stylish vibe. With new track Magnolia Mansion out, you can judge for yourself. The brothers spoke with The Fountain about what a Magnolia Mansion is as well as their 2020 plans.

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

Magnolia Mansion is in itself an ideal –  a place in the ether, that we all can transport to when the sun is beaming down but at the same time encourages us to think about change within and without, linking escapism and personal discovery.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

We have a few singles lined up for release so we’ll be dropping those very soon. Aside from that, we are going to continue writing and recording new songs and will do the odd live stream show here and there.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

We really enjoyed our gig at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington earlier in the year. The sound was great on and off stage and the crowd were really digging it.  We haven’t gigged since then due to Covid and we are definitely missing playing. We are planning a big show at The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth next year, which is something to look forward to.