Barathon Lane is one of the most prominent bands that found a foothold among the great crowd of young bands specialized in Rock and Classic Rock. The band was formed in 2011 and they’re from Casablanca, Morocco. It consists of three members: The guitarist and vocalist of the band, Youssef BelMekdam, the outstanding drummer, Monsef Ayazi, who worked with other Rock bands, and last but not least the bassist, Ayoub Al-Sahry. 

Through their career they participated in many concerts in some known Moroccan cities such as Casablanca, Rabat and latetly, Agadir. Barathon Lane is recently in preparation for some recordings in the studio, and that’s what the vocalist, Youssef, told me, which is considered for rockers music of the old rock era affected with unique Moroccan touches. Lately, the band has made it to the finals in Boulevard Festival 2014 that ends in the 16th and 17th of September.

The band has developed a sound, which is, as they like to call it, “A fine blend of different Rock genres”. They are influenced by bands such as: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Queens of the Stone Age, The Sex Pistols, Samsara Blues Experiment, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Manic Street Preaches, Pink Floyd, God is an Astronaut, Radiohead and many more…

The band had released some good news, that after the global British Guardian newspaper hosted them, the newspaper’s officials requested to publish one of the band’s songs, ‘One too many’, on their website and Youtube channel. That was the best surprise or the young band that had a good reputation inside the UK and especially in England, where the Guardian newspaper is. That news increased the band’s motivation and moral support for moving forward to develop their artistic ability that contributed to them in most of the private and public concerts inside the UK and what’s not outside their homeland. The band’s effort increased to move forward after the moral support from Rock music lovers in order to perform proudly in the finals of Boulevard musical festival 2014.


Edited by: Nihal Ali