Electronic, Hip Hop
A Tribe Called Quest, Ozomatli, The Avalanches, Outkast, Brasstracks, Arrested Development, De La Soul, Jurrasic 5, Groove Armada, Fat Freddys Drop, Public Enemy, Gotye, Shapeshifter, Rudimental, D'Angelo, The Cinematic Orchestra
Nicholas Owen (NDORSE) Ben Fear (Rogue Scholar) Talia Hart 'Krazy' Karri Harper-Meredith Sam 'Flix' Timmerman Josh Ellis Josh 'The King' Terlick
D'Angelo, Public Enemy, Roy Ayers, Gorillaz, Herbie Hancock, Menahan Street Band, Wutang Clan, Mr Scruff, Onra, Thievery Corporation, J Dilla, DJ Premier, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak
Unearthed artists we like
COIN BANKS, Naik, the medics, ylem, Voltaire Twins, NGAIIRE (nyree), Grace Barbe Afro-Kreol, Felicity Groom, The Barons Of Tang, Seth Sentry, Injured Ninja, Lime Cordiale, BOOM! BAP! POW!, Randa & The Soul Kingdom, The Woohoo Revue, Diger Rokwell, Kingfisha, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Minky G Collective, Amanda Merdzan, San Cisco, Simone and Girlfunkle, The Love Junkies, Elizabeth Rose, Mathas, Purge+audit, L-FRESH The LION, Boy Crazy Stacey, Jinja Safari, Flume, Set Sail , Sons of Rico, Pigeon, Elliot The Bull, Stillwater Giants, Saskwatch, Sun City, French Rockets, Tigertown, Echo Kid, Sam Perry, Allbrook/Avery, THE ARSONIST, Bears and Dolls, Crooked Colours, KUCKA , Catlips, Shy Panther, Mink Mussel Creek, Lilt, Luna Junction, The Disappointed, Dave (Band), Ensemble Formidable, Sampology , mulder, Bass Reflex, Formidable Vegetable, Austy, Hi Tops Brass Band, Black & Blunt, GRRL PAL , UPNUP, The Crooked Fiddle Band, charlie bucket, Ta-ku, LABJACD, Tijuana Cartel, Seams, Brendan Maclean
Having burst back into the wider consciousness late last year debuting vocalist Talia Hart on the alluring Circles release, The Brow bring the goods once again with a new single, Echo, Echo. The track sees The Brow embracing the classic roots of soul and pop then breaking the mold to create their own bass-lined dissertation on the state of the world as we know it. The only thing you’re left wanting at the end is more.
Perth party proliferators The Brow Horn Orchestra have grown from humble beginnings as a busking duo to an 8-piece genre-defying pop powerhouse.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We grew from the humble beginnings of a Fremantle busking duo after feeling rather insignificant sans a band kicking it with a battery powered Casio keyboard doing all the dirty bossa novas. We decided to surround ourselves with as many wonderful musos as possible so every gig could feel like a big ol’ (dirty bastard) party. But teaspoons of rider beer later, we settled down with eight members each bringing an eclectic variety of influences to the table, which has all helped and contribute to what our sound is today. Whilst we’re always evolving; essentially we write feel good epic pop songs entwined with afro electro, hip hop, ska, dub and big band music; all key ingredients in the pot. But when it comes to the crunch, we simply like to create a fun party vibe for our audience that can lift spirits and make everyone feel happy.
What can the audience expect at a gig?
We’ve made a name for ourselves with the live show so if you bring big grins and shoes with fair bounce; we’ll provide something a little bit mad, quite often incoherent but always catchy and full of excess energy. When we started out as a band we had one main rule, and that was to boycott the motionless stage presence with the idea that the sooner you jump around like idiots not giving a shit; the sooner you’re audience will as well. One of our emcees Rezide also brings a lot of fire to the stage and extensive damage to our percussion rigs. When we played at the campus band comp finals on the gold coast at Sea World a couple of years back, The Doctor told him “you’re one crazy motherf***er!” It got worse…
How is it working as an orchestra – how do you manage rehearsing etc.
Our conductor resigned, the tuba player jumped off a ferry and our guitarists strummed their wayward ways into the horizon singing ‘oh what a night’; but somehow eight of us manage to meet at the very least once every couple of weeks; just out of a shared love of avoiding a ‘career’ path.
What’s coming up in the 2011?
We kicked off the year supporting Arrested Development on NYE and played at WA’s Southbound Festival; and we’re continuing the exciting trend with some more festival slots lined up, including the Perth leg of Future Music, Fairbridge, Nannup and some other potentials in the works. We’ve also got an east coast tour pencilled in for around July (Melbourne / Sydney folk start spreading the word and if we can get a grant hopefully more cities too) and we’ll also release our debut EP sometime mid year amongst much, much more.
Australian music is?
So fulfilling. For us living in Perth, our lives are forever entertained with first class local music day in day out blowing our socks off; so apply that on a national level and you’ve got yourself a pretty decent slice of aussie pie.View Profile Hide Interview