Twin Brother – Independent Experimental Potential

2 Jun

“An Indie-kid’s wet dream” was how Twin Brother’s record ‘Lungs’ was described to me by their manager Michael Kennard.

And in some respects, he was right!

Twin Brother are the solo-lovechild of young Brighton-born Alex Wells, along with the aid of some live performers, who essentially stop him from becoming his very own Burt (a la Mary Poppins).

“I started the project because I’d just finished with a couple of previous bands and I wanted to experiment with styles I hadn’t done before. Doing it myself wasn’t really planned and I didn’t really like it at first, but now I’ve settled into it and I think it’s quite an important aspect of the project.”

Wells’ ability to be independent with his music, doing things in the way he wants, seems to have been very successful in discovering Twin Brother’s potential – which has seen their popularity ooze into a greater number.

This popularity will surely be increased when he and his troop perform on the influential BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury this year.

“I think getting a slot at Glasto gives the project more credibility. People are maybe willing to give it a bit more time. There’s a lot of good bands out there so people might be inclined to skip over stuff that perhaps doesn’t immediately grab them or hasn’t been specifically recommended.”

“Of course I’d love an important radio DJ or A&R to notice and like it, but I don’t plan to stop making music either way.”

Of the tracks that are already available for your eager ears to briskly eavesdrop upon, a certain song entitled ‘Lungs’ is Twin Brother’s regarded achievement.

It would not be naïve to think that Twin Brother are heading for the higher brow of the musical widespread, but as for an ‘Indie-kid’s wet dream’, well I’ll let you ask your Indie-kids if their sheet’s are clean, then we may be able to agree on those sentiments.

Twin Brother play on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury on Friday 24th June. Make sure you catch them then. They also need votes to play at WOMAD festival so if you have the time you can vote for them here

By Chris Martin (Edited by Charlie Bell)


One Response to “Twin Brother – Independent Experimental Potential”

  1. Nicola June 2, 2011 at 5:15 PM #

    Another good blog Chris. Will try & check them out at Glasto x

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