The Brother Brothers “Tugboats EP” (Independent, 2016)

The Brother Brothers are in fact the identical Moss brother twins, Adam and David, and I should perhaps beg forgiveness from Adam and David now if I mix them up at any stage in this review.  Originally hailing from Illinois but now based in Brooklyn, NY, and with both pursing individual career paths, this six … Continue reading “The Brother Brothers “Tugboats EP” (Independent, 2016)”

The Bull Brothers “This Is What Happens “ (Independent, 2018)

An EP released earlier this year, London-based siblings, Sam and Tom Bull undertook writing duties at the Bakery Studios in Nashville, with Paul Ebersold and Sadler Vaden (the guitar player for Jason Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit), before recording took place at Urchin studios in Hackney. The stand out song  on the EP is probably … Continue reading “The Bull Brothers “This Is What Happens “ (Independent, 2018)”

Video Premiere: The Lost Brothers “Echoes In The Wind”

As regular site readers will know from our news item yesterday the legendary Howe Gelb will be joining Ireland’s Lost Brothers for a few dates next month, opening and performing with them.  Here’s a live version of a track from their last, Gelb-produced, album Halfway Towards A Healing.  It’s really very good and the dates … Continue reading “Video Premiere: The Lost Brothers “Echoes In The Wind””

Howe Gelb to join Lost Brothers on dates next month

Giant Sand main man and indie legend Howe Gelb has been announced as a special guest on the upcoming Lost Brothers Irish Theatre Tour this December. Based in Tuscon Arizona since 1972 Howe has collaborated with artists such as M Ward, PJ Harvey and John Parish, and his band Giant Sand spawned and inspired bands such as … Continue reading “Howe Gelb to join Lost Brothers on dates next month”

The Nelson Brothers “Migrant Tales” (Independent, 2018)

Sometimes it can be good to take your time. ‘Migrant Tales’, the fourth album from The Nelson Brothers, has been written over the course of twenty years. Loosely based on the Irish Diaspora, the songs deal with family, history, migration and travel. There are stories here that link to the past of several countries. Steve … Continue reading “The Nelson Brothers “Migrant Tales” (Independent, 2018)”

Ruen Brothers “Finer Things” – Listen

Ruen Brothers have announced their new single ‘Finer Things’, written in Nashville with Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs. It’s the second single from their recently released, debut album ‘All My Shades Of Blue’.   The album was produced by Rick Rubin who brought in Chad Smith to add the high energy beat and a soaring brass section made up … Continue reading “Ruen Brothers “Finer Things” – Listen”

Ruen Brothers “All My Shades Of Blue” (Ramseur, 2018)

Ruen Brothers aka Henry and Rupert Stansall are Scunthorpe’s very own success story. Having been catapulted from boozy ‘Sunny Scunny’ dives to Rick Rubin’s Malibu Shangri La studios they could be forgiven for being a little bewildered at the fanfare surrounding their Roy Orbison and Everly Brothers -inspired take on rock n roll. Instead, their … Continue reading “Ruen Brothers “All My Shades Of Blue” (Ramseur, 2018)”

The Wood Brothers “One Drop Of Truth” (Honey Jar Records 2018)

The Wood Brothers comprise the trio of brothers Oliver and Chris Wood, along with Jano Rix, and have been around for some time, this being their sixth album release. On this work they have a bluesy style which is redolent of the deep south (although the band hail from elsewhere) and after much time together … Continue reading “The Wood Brothers “One Drop Of Truth” (Honey Jar Records 2018)”