There are at least 2 bands with the name The Barbiturates... 1. a band (?) from brisbane, australia??? 2. A Grunge/Punk/Folk/Thrash/Electronic band from Derry, Ireland The Barbiturates are an Irish alternative rock band from Derry, Ireland. The band is composed of Conor McClean, Patrick Walker, Geoffrey H.F. Street and Jamie Harkin.