Brother touted as revival of Britpop

Classic ' Brother

Classic ' Brother

REVIEW: Richard Morris at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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Their debut single, Darling Buds Of May, lead to an NME cover, ‘Single of the Week’ status from Zane Lowe and performances on Live at Abbey Road and Late Night with David Letterman in the USA.

Their next single, Still Here, was released this week. It’s the kind of track Brother are becoming synonymous with – classic British guitar band rock ‘n’ roll with swaggering confidence, anthemic choruses and massive guitar riffs.

Brother are being touted as a band to revive Britpop and we’ll see what they make of the challenge when their Stephen Street-produced album, Famous First Words, is released in July.

Having supported The streets and completed their own first UK headline tour, they recently embarked on their biggest UK headline tour to date and were also announced as one of the support acts for their hero Morrissey on his forthcoming June tour.

Brother come to Portsmouth next week, once home of the band’s bassist Josh Ward, who left the city after being coerced to live in Slough by the rest of his bandmates.

On Thursday you can see them at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea with support from Dog is Dead and Polarsets from 8pm.

Tickets cost £9 from (023) 9286 3911 or wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

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