Bitmap (group)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Birth name Luke Barwell
Origin Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Genres lo-fi
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, vocalist
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums, keyboards
Labels Record Mountain
Associated acts Fonda500

Bitmap (born Luke Barwell, 8 January 1973) is a recording artist and producer.[1] Barwell was brought up in Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire and his first claim to fame was as a member of the indie band Salako. Barwell left Salako in 2002, donned the Bitmap moniker and embarked on a solo career.

Released in 2003, Bitmap's first album Alpha Beta Gamma was nominated album of the week by The Sunday Times and given 8 out of 10 by the NME. Music journalists[who?] often describe Bitmap's musical style as being similar to Beck, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and The Beta Band.



  • Alpha Beta Gamma (2003)
  • Micro/Macro (2005)


  • "Black Arts in the Town Hall"


  1. ^ Karlson, Jason. "Bitmap". Sandman Magazine. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

External links[edit]