In March 2016, BARQ released their debut single “ Gentle Kind of Lies ” to critical acclaim and a surge of media attention. The track was picked up Spotify’s new music playlist in both the UK and Brazil. Since then, BARQ have been one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. Lead singer, Jess Kav , featured on the front cover of Ireland's premier music magazine, Hot Press, and BARQ have since been included in The Irish TImes "50 People to watch in 2017"
Throughout the last 18 months, BARQ have left the Irish scene in awe of their energetic and dynamic live show. In 2017, BARQ completed their first tour, with dates in the UK and Ireland and also travelled to Toronto for Canadian Music Week. After returning to Dublin from Mondo New York, BARQ began touring as part of the Smithwicks Soundtrack Series, recreating the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack in their own agrosoul style.
A hugely successful performance on the Main Stage at Body&Soul, a sell-out double single launch at Whelan’s of Dublin, a summer of appearances at many of Ireland’s top festivals, and an exciting new collaboration with the creative team at Diffusion Lab have kept BARQ extremely busy in 2018. The culmination of this year’s work will be their biggest headline show to date at Dublin’s Button Factory on November 21st.