Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I caught up with the band Brother, who is known for the song “Still Here” and here is the interview:

Where is the band from originally?

A small town from West London called Slough. It's an industrial town. Nobody there wants to be there, and our band is a product of wanting to get out.

Who are the members of your band and what do they play? Are they all original?

I sing and play guitar, Josh on bass, Sam on guitar and Frank on drums. All original, all there from the start.

When did the band form?

About two years ago we got together, but we've only been playing live for 8 months. We made sure we had enough good songs before people heard us for the first time.

How did you come up with your name?

At the start it was fairly throwaway, but as our band grew and we continued it gained more meaning. It would look good at the top of a festival bill...

Who are your major influences?

Everything from The Smiths to The Stone Roses to MIA to Chemical Bros.

How did you get a record deal?

We made sure we had good songs before anyone heard us. We spoke our mind and didn't hide away in the background!

How do you guys come up with the music you play?

It all comes about quite naturally. We get into the room with each other and play, it's not until we're about 70% into the music do we know what it's about. We let it come to us.

What has been the band’s biggest success?

Everyday is a success. Everyday we haven't killed each other is a success. Playing Letterman was a highlight, playing Glastonbury will be another one. Something amazing happens everyday.

What was the most interesting experience you’ve had on the road? Has that affected your music at all?

I'm not sure what I can say on here so I will keep it clean. We met Bill Murray the other day. He was amazing. It hasn't exactly affected our music, but it was a great moment.

How many albums do you have out?

None until the 5th of July. It's called Famous First Words and it's next level.

What are your future plans?

Touring the world, taking over the world and eventually headlining the world.

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