Uncharted: Fremantle muso Joel Barker branches out


Joel Barker is about to launch his new EP.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie d466281
Uncharted: Fremantle muso Joel Barker branches out
Joel Barker is about to launch his new EP. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d466281

JOEL Barker will release his third EP Uncharted on Friday, after giving fans a taster with the release of single Make it Good in November last year.

Barker, of Fremantle, has collaborated with three other musicians to become Joel Barker and the Low Company for this EP, which is “a bit more 70s pop rock and not as much singer songwriter” as his previous releases.

The 35-year-old has worked with drummer Caleb Quartermain for a couple of years while Sam Gibson on guitar and Alex Cooke playing bass joined them for the first time at the Nannup Music Festival last year.

“Since then we’ve done the Wheatbelt touring circuit, State of the Art Festival at Elizabeth Quay, Hidden Treasures festival in Fremantle and the Fremantle Arts Centre where we played in front of 1000 people,” Barker said.

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“This EP is more band orientated, there’s more input from other people. I’ve been writing songs for a year and we recorded a single (Make it Good) in July last year and put that out in November.

“We recorded the rest of the album – five songs – in December.

“It took us six days to record.

“I’m really happy with how it all came together.”

Uncharted was recorded at Andy Lawson’s Debaser Studio where Eskimo Joe has recorded.