After five years together, Canberra indie-rock group Brother Be decided to explore their sound further, shifting from upbeat party jams to brooding and epic rock. The first result of this shift is their latest single Nine Dollars. The song sees frontman Michael Rhydderch entertaining those feelings of doubt that play in our everyday lives against a background of thumping rhythm section and massive wall of guitars. It will be officially released on 25 May 2018, with a launch party to follow at the Polish Club, Canberra, on 2 June 2018. Accompanying the single is the Nine Dollars film clip, which tells the story of fighting against seemingly overwhelming odds.
Saturday 2nd June 2018 – Launch Party @ Polish Club, Canberra
Saturday 21 July 2018 – The Phoenix, Canberra
One sunny day in Canberra, a forgotten band practice lead to Mike (singer) arriving at Alan (guitar) and Lynette’s (bass) house whilst Sam (drums) helped them clean their garage. As musicians aren’t that great at cleaning, they decided to play music instead. What they thought would be a one-off jam session developed into indie-rock band Brother Be.
Armed with a mission to put a smile on your face, Brother Be’s music is a celebration of all good things in life, and you’re coming along for the ride. Traversing the worlds of pop, rock, folk and funk, the resulting sound is somewhere between Of Monsters and Men and the Dandy Warhols. Their upbeat party anthems will have you putting aside your troubles to enjoy the bright side of a rainy day.
In concert, the connection between the members of Brother Be is obvious. It’s clear that you’re not simply watching a band banging out their songs, you’re enjoying the company of a group of long-time friends who regard themselves more as family than band members – mates who are hanging out making the music they love, eager to show you something they made up in their lounge room. [pullquote]“a band that has emerged onto the national field with a fervent local fanbase already in their corner, having been working up quite the reputation for both their live performances and recorded work” Themusic.com.au [/pullquote]Brother Be’s positive vibes have seen them play the Canberra Enlighten Festival, provide half-time entertainment at Canberra Stadium, draw over 200 people to their debut EP launch, and share the stage with some of their favourite bands, including Augie March, Mansion Air and Abbe May. [pullquote]“foot stomping fun” The Chronicle[/pullquote]
The garage is still messy to this day.