The Real Cool

Live Act Indiepop Alternative Experimental Pop Indie
The Real Cool - Indiepop Alternative Experimental Pop Indie Live Act in Walsall

The Real Cool Short Info

Birmingham based trio The Real Cool was formed in late 2016 by three friends: Thomas Pledger-Barton, Jacob Barton and Ellis Garratt. The trio of multi-instrumentalist use their diverse musical backgrounds to create nostalgic heartbreak pop, entrenched in emotion. Following unsuccessful endeavours with other projects, Pledger-Barton spent a whole summer break writing and producing music inspired by real feelings and personal experiences. Upon hearing these initial song ideas, younger brother Jacob Barton who had been playing and studying percussion from a young age, knew that this was something, and recruited best friend and producer Ellis Garrat. The Real Cool was now complete.

The band's name is a product of late night conversation between Pledger-Barton and a friend. They discussed how people's views and perceptions of what is 'cool' differ. This instantly stuck with Pledger-Barton, and the pursuit for his real cool began. Their music is a nod to both 80's and 90's radio pop. Layered with soft synths, driven by heartfelt rhythms and brimming with hooks. They recorded their debut EP 'WAYBACK!' In just three days and it was released in the Spring of 2017. The EP consists of the songs, 'Blinds', 'Home' and 'Way back!' and has led to continuous demand for the band to perform live. Following the success of the EP, they were able to to grow their fan base through sharing the stage with touring artists such as Pixel Fix, Clay, Native people and St PHNX. Alongside the successes of their live performances, the band have also built a strong following online and have also achieved multiple plays on BBC introducing.

Birmingham based trio The Real Cool was formed in late 2016 by three friends: Thomas Pledger-Barton, Jacob Barton and Ellis Garratt. The trio of multi-instrumentalist use their diverse musical backgrounds to create nostalgic heartbreak pop, entrenched in emotion. Following unsuccessful endeavours with other projects, Pledger-Barton spent a whole summer break writing and producing music inspired by real feelings and personal experiences. Upon hearing these initial song ideas, younger brother Jacob Barton who had been playing and studying percussion from a young age, knew that this was something, and recruited best friend and producer Ellis ...

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Past Gigs The Real Cool

  • 12 | 2016 Birmingham Supporting Clay
  • 12 | 2016 Walsall Hometown Headline Show
  • 10 | 2016 Birmingham Supporting Only Shadows
  • 09 | 2016 Birmingham Supporting Trash
  • 08 | 2016 Birmingham Supporting Clay
  • 08 | 2016 Birmingham Supporting Club Kuru
  • 06 | 2016 Birmingham Ones to watch showcase
  • 03 | 2016 Birmingham Supporting Pixel Fix
  • 01 | 2016 Birmingham Mixed Bill

Discography The Real Cool

  • 2017 Always Her Single | Modern Sky
  • 2017 Way Back! EP |
  • 2016 Blinds Single |

Media

  • Sound The Real Cool - Always Her
  • Video The Real Cool - Blinds (Off...

Fan Radar

2,387 Fans
4,524 Views
1,420 Plays
7,421 Follower

Origin

  • Walsall GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Thomas Barton Guitar, Synth, Vocals
  • Jacob Barton Drums, Percussion, Midi
  • Ellis Garratt Bass, Baas Synth