The Heartache State’s second album opens with Honey Slide, a song about the fleeting and fickle nature of fame – a subject Nick Barker knows a thing or two about.
When he was the next big thing fronting Nick Barker and The Reptiles, he wanted them to be a great bar band, like Georgia Satellites, but the record company pictured them as hair rock stadium stars. With The Heartache State, Barker has finally got the bar band he desired: loose and ragged, with Stonesy swagger. On the title track (written by Tim Rogers) he declares, “You and me are the last of the buffalo.” Barker might not have conquered the world, but he’s a great rock star.
Last Of The Buffalo is out now via Golden Robot Records.