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  • Unknown of Loud Stuff June 10, 2012
    Title track Broken Window opens proceedings and immediately seems to match the description offered up, a haunting piano line introducing things accompanied by pounding yet somehow soft drums along with a soaring vocal line. The mix is immediately something which you’re inclined to listen to more of, you want to know what’s going to come next, and it only gets better. (Read More)
  • Tom Hadfield of NUSIC May 10, 2012
    Dripping wet from queueing at the wristband exchange in the great British weather, we hustled into the Rock City Basement to catch THE BARNUM MESERVE. Despite a fairly early set time of 1.30 pm the Basement is packed with fans eagely awaiting (Read More)
  • Dave Nicholls of Rock Industry Feb. 10, 2012
    Consisting of Leon, Dylan and Paul, the band have managed to create a unique sound which accentuates all of the elements which make up each track, from orchestral arrangements through to raucous screams and powerful catchy hooks. Their latest album, Broken Window, is one which deserves to be given a chance alongside bands of much greater stature, securing the band as one to watch out for on the scene over the coming year. (Read More)
  • Unknown of BBC May 3, 2011
    "I slept in my van for a year and wrote stuff on guitar," said singer Leon Wiley. "I worked away on oil rigs for a bit so that's where I lived." It was there, in the most confined of spaces, that the idea behind The Barnum Meserve was born. (Read More)
  • Zoe Kirk of Nottingham Post April 22, 2011
    ON this week's This Is Live, we have powerful three-piece, The Barnum Meserve, who've had a busy year so far, with non-stop gigging up and down the country and the filming of a debut music video for their song Broken Window. While filming that in the countryside in Underwood they were visited by the police, suspicions raised by the sight of three men in smart clothes with a piano in the middle of a field. (Read More)