The musical history of BROTHER
Every BROTHER album is a bit like a snapshot of where the band was at the time. Each one has a flavor different from the one that came before or after, yet with a common thread running through the whole. We leave it up to you, the listener and lover of the music, to find that thread for yourself and make it your own. That is, after all, what music is all about.
Here it is, the musical history that is BROTHER…
from the dreamtime to the meantime
4 previously unreleased studio tracks have been released from the vaults - including the final studio sessions with brother Hamish, in the States and Australia.
You'll hear everything you've come to expect from your mongrel brothers - lots of didgeridoos, bagpipes and driving rhythms, along with the classic brother harmonies, singing to you from out of time. Songs very Australian. And a very different, intimate version of 'Crazy'.
Out From Under
In mid-2007 BROTHER became a powerhouse trio. We realized then that a live album was how we first wanted to capture the new BROTHER sound.
A Thousand Ways | Don't Think About It
One Heart, One Soul | thetimeisnow
2 Chairs and 1 Tree | You Can Go
an daorch beagh | Take Me Down
The Unknown (feat. the Crow & Granny McLeod)
stranger (didg jam)
The first BROTHER album recorded in Australia. The band set up a few microphones on the verandah of a farmhouse deep in the Aussie bush land and began playing. Most songs were done in one take, coming to life as BROTHER played them and capturing the feeling of the magical environment in which the lads found themselves. As the tracks pass you by, you will experience one day as it unfolds in the Australian bush.
The Terrain Around Here
is Far Too Dangerous...
This album is a record of our first real live theatre show, complete with actors and multimedia. 2 stereo microphones captured the final performance night as it was. An intimate little theatre. A live acoustic performance. Some very special guests.
As You Were
as you were
Thirteen years of BROTHER history on one album. Twenty tracks from nine albums, selected by those who love the music most - BROTHER fans.
Pax Romana MMV
Pax Romana MMV We really wanted to capture the feel of how we were playing these songs live. All the basic tracks went down nice and quick, just like we were on stage. Overdubbing was a magic experience with some very talented friends helping us weave a real middle eastern atmosphere through the whole album.
Urban Cave We love the surprising places we go to on this one and that it challenged so many people and their perception of us.
I You You Me (ep)
We really push our own creative envelope with some of these tracks. The band was feeling powerful. It remains a pretty quirky little offering.
This Way Up
Recorded at The Coach House a few weeks into our first few shows after having been off the road for nine months when we'd turned our big van into a rollercoaster in the desert. We definitely caught the high energy bagpipes and rock 'n' roll vibe of the time.
Your Backyard (1998)
The live recording of these raw tracks in our rehearsal space was probably the band at its best in terms of capturing live energy in the studio environment. We'd love to strip this album back one day and rebuild it. There's a log of magic within - unseen.
Exit from Screechville
After Pipe Dreams we were wanting to record more of our own songs, those we'd been airing at clubs and festivals across the country. The pipes and the didgeridoos were still there, sting as ever, but there was more rock 'n' roll on this outing. We were widening the groove, as it were. "Like tribesmen playing rock 'n' roll is still one of our favorite album review quotes from that time.
Black Stone Tramp
Black Stone Tramp The energy of coming straight off the road and into the studio - a converted garage - and recording it all in a week, really made the album. Some intense moments. But it all paid off.
The plan was to go into the studio and record in a day what we were playing busking (street performing)... Some tracks were left pretty raw, others we wanted to have some fun with.