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Brother (UK band)

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Viva Brother
Origin Slough, England
Genres Britpop
Years active 2010-present[1]
Labels Geffen
Leonard Newell
Josh Ward
Samuel Jackson
Frank Colucci

Brother are an English indie band hailing from Slough.[2] The band's debut album, is due for release through Geffen Records in August 2011.[3] They were signed to major global record label Geffen Records in October 2010 and to EMI Publishing in November 2010.[4][5] They are currently working with Blur & The Smiths producer Stephen Street.[6]

They describe their sound as Gritpop [7][8] and and count their inspiration among bands such as Blur, [9] Stone Roses and The Smiths.[10]

Upon playing their debut release - "Darling Buds of May" - on his BBC Radio 1 show, DJ Zane Lowe stated "We like [the song's] classic song structure, it harks back to a time of craft in British song-writing, before the edginess. Its classic...[11] Lowe also picked-up on the band's blog site The site featured a video of the band setting-up and playing a guerrilla gig in front of the railway station of their hometown, Slough, along with a promo video they had shot using money they had earned playing local gigs.[12][13] Lowe's playing of their demo resulted in the band being signed to Geffen Records.[14]

During February and March 2011 the band went on an UK tour with Indie pop/UK garage rapper The Streets and performed several gigs at the influential South by Southwest.[15]

"Darling Buds of May" was released on February 28. "A Britpop sound but with a 2011 edge" according to Katie Territt of, adding "its a song that has all the swagger of Liam Gallagher at his best, all the hype of Pete Doherty at his worst, and all the gritpop guitar youll ever need. A classic song, and a classic band in the making." [16]

On Saturday 5th March, Brother appeared on early morning football show Soccer AM. They revealed that the name for the album was to be named 'Famous First Words', after discussing it in the canteen just half an hour before the interview. It is due for a summer release.


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2011 "Darling Buds of May" Famous First Words
"Still Here"
"New Year's Day"


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