Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Girls, My Morning Jacket, the band


band members

Jakob Kagan - Guitar/Vocals, Chris Wright - Guitar/Vocals/Bass guitar, Thomas Van Der Vliet - Drums/Percussion


Influences

My Morning Jacket, Girls, the band


Bio

Brave Face are: Chris Wright (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Organ) Jakob Kagan (Vocals, Guitar) Tommy Van (Drums, Percussion) Brave Face formed with the ambition and scope to create their own brand of soulful and narcotic music. Comprised of current and former members of bands such as The Morning After Girls, Dirt Farmer, The Temper Trap and The Endless Party - And with influences ranging from the likes of Rodriguez and The Kinks to more recently acclaimed acts such as Deerhunter and Girls - Brave Face have crafted their own unique brand of Alternative Pop and Rock'n'Roll. After their initial debut release and success of 'Something Old Something New' - And the fits and starts not so foreign to those in the creative realm - Brave Face have finally reconfigured and lined up to release their sophomore single 'Any Other Love' - A jogging synth-laced indie guitar pop gem which delivers equally as much wondrous joy as it does devastation. Fans will be pleased to know this track is no departure from their smooth brand of breezy, narcotic pop tunes. Official Single Release - 17th May 2013 - First Love Records. To date, Brave Face have performed along side acts such as; Machete Moon, The Laurels, Jimmy Hawk, Hunting Grounds, Ben Wright Smith and the Birthday Girls, The Shiny Brights and The Messengers. What they say... "Brave Face have launched their debut single 'Something Old Something New', a melancholic almost-ballad that is somewhere in the cross-section between pop, indie and folk. Featuring Chris Wright of Dirt Farmer - These guys are destined for fame". - All I Do Is Listen "Like treacle this track runs down ones face and enters every taste bud. The drum beat is as commanding as walking up a flight of stairs and the lyrics are sexual and outgoing. I would mention both the bass and guitar parts, but I'd rather let you treat yourself" - Independent Music News "About all I can stand - at this point - is new things that are actually old things done well. Which is why I CAN get behind the appropriately titled 'Something Old Something New' by Melbourne's Brave Face, a throwback bit of 50's lovelorn, slow-dance pop with just enough of something new to keep you from thinking you are actually at the prom in Toledo, Ohio". - The Thousands

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Sep 2013

Triple J
30

Brave Face have a way of creeping into your ears. It might not hit you immediately but it will worm its into your brain easily enough and that's the measure of good, classicist pop like this.

Brave Face have a way of creeping into your ears. It might not hit you immediately but it will worm its into your brain easily enough and that's the measure of good, classicist pop like this.