Julien Barbagallo from Toulouse is the drummer for TAME IMPALA and at the same time a fundamentally European, basically French songwriter. You can clearly hear that in every intro, verse and chorus of his songs. It results in great French pop, that contains elements of folk, prog rock and chanson. Europavox described his album “Grand Chien“ (released October 2016) as „one of the best pop records in recent months“.
Having recorded 2 albums on the road with his Tame Impala bandmates, in between tour buses and hotel rooms, Julien Barbagallo was in need of an isolated location in a natural setting to write material. He found what he was looking for in the shape of Barberine studio, located somewhere in the French region of Lot, where Nino Ferrer settled down to work in the 70’s. Barberine is half way between a recording studio and the ideal country house : here, everything partakes in creating the necessary magic… His new material immediately conveys this atmosphere, underlining the sincerity of Barbagallo’s compositions.