Mike Barnet is not the usual brand of 'singer/songwriter' and his new EP the 'Bourgeois Backlash' is a definite departure from the 'guy with an acoustic guitar' sound. It's Eddie Grant (ElectricAvenue), Mos Def, Bad Brains, Massive Attack and Richie Havens all at once but distinctly his own style. Blending elements of break beats, punk, folk and some electronica, Mike is creating a style of music he calls Urban Folk Music. His songs tackle many different topics and his lyrics are woven together with such passion it's obvious that he has something to say. Commenting on consumerism, religion, war and life in general this 6 song EP is refreshing and engaging.