Slough based band Brother were born, fed and raised on the quintessentially British no-nonsense attitude. Best not to chat back at these lads.
Young, dumb and full of…themselves, the most exciting thing about band members Leonard Newell, Josh Ward, Samuel Jackson and Frank Colucci is that first and foremost they believe in the music they are making. Writing debut album Famous First Words after sporadically deciding they wanted to seize the moment, Brother’s charged stage presence is brazen, their media training non-existent and their sound a social statement against everything else that is going on in new music right now. Courting controversy, these four lads are rebels with a cause. Not diluting what they do with an overly ostentatious image, the raw and raucous NRG they bring is why they’re good at what they do. Already appearing on the front cover of NME after only getting signed to major label Geffen in October, the band were quickly sucked into the eye of the publicity storm which propelled them to the forefront of popular new British music. Taking back the crown Gritpop forefathers Blur, Pulp and The Stones originally brandished, Brother are here to remind us why Brittania really does rule. i-D Online caught up with our Brother, from another mother, for a live session ahead of a recent gig down in the big smoke.