- Tue, 2011-04-19 11:40
Brother & Bones live @ The Spice Of Life, Soho, London 19/04/2011
If the opening song of a gig says something about the band, Brother & Bones couldn't have said it better than with their album track Here Comes The Storm. They haven't been around for long, but the band are already making a name for themselves on the underground indie scene with their unique blend of indie rock and folk.
The intimate confines of the stage at The Spice Of Life in Soho make the perfect setting for the indie rock band with the arena sized soul. Not only do Brother & Bones fill the room with their downright electric stage presence, they rock the space as if it were Wembley Stadium. The five-piece set up allows each musician a true artistic focus on their role in the performance, from the drum beats as precise as a musical hitman to the heartbreak vocals of lead singer Rich.
Brother & Bones' talent as musicians shines through in their ability to glide effortlessly between genres; Skin And Bones, a slow, hauntingly melodic folk-inspired tune, is dramatically offset by the following rock n roll Good For You, where bassist Si gets up close and personal with the crowd without missing a perfectly-timed beat. With a set list that pushes the boundaries of song-craft from blues to folk to indie rock, it's easy to see that the hype around Brother & Bones is well-deserved; molten-hot guitar melodies run parallel to hypnotic bass beats, as devastatingly pure vocals rise over the swell of the songs' flow.
Brother & Bones are releasing a new, as yet untitled EP in May 2011, and if tonight is anything to go by, we'd better get ready for another storm.