House Of Brothers
Having spent 3 and a half years in The Murder Of Rosa Luxemburg and Scarecrows, two bands many considered the best proggy/math/post-rock/screamo (delete as you see appropriate) outfits in the UK, you can understand why awkward time signatures and twisted spazzy rhythms could easily start to get on top of Andrew Jackson, face, name and brains behind the beautiful House Of Brothers, a musical project about as far removed from his previous acts as you could ever imagine possible.
Comparisons to the likes of Elliott Smith, Tom Waits, Nick Drake and Fionn Regan are to be expected, but House Of Brothers is too good to dismiss so lazily. As Andrew put it himself "This is a songwriting project. It's about constructing precise and thought provoking music that draws it's influences from the city, relationships, people in bars, philosophy, religion or anything that makes for a good story."
His first London show came at the start of the year supporting the much-hyped Sub-Pop signed Swede, Loney, Dear, at the invitation of Drowned In Sound, Europe's most read online music magazine. Since then Andrew has been adored by many up and down his native England supporting the likes of Howling Bells, Jack Penate and Owen as well as sharing stages with the likes of Blonde Redhead and Laura Marling at the prestigious Dot to Dot Festival.
Bringing a refreshing willingness and exciting new sound to a wholly over-crowded, yet disappointingly less than exciting genre, this 21 year-old's dark, ethereal and beautiful songs are winning over the hearts and minds of audiences the country over.
House Of Brothers debut EP, 'Deadman', will be out via Big Scary Monsters in November 2007 and is proceeded by a tour with Youthmovies, with more live dates to be announced shortly. Recommended!
House Of Brothers - Deadman
House Of Brothers @ MySpace
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Dan Deacon - Spiderman Of The Rings
The National - Boxer
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Against Me! - Bootlegs And Demos
Booka Shade - Movements
Pendulum - Hold YOur Colours
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth