Artist info

Genre

Roots, Indie


Sounds like

tinpan orange, The Waifs, Clare Bowditch


band members

Laura - vocals, violin, percussion Freya - viola, vocals, percussion Maisie - guitar Ellen - double bass Charlie - drums


Influences

Paul Simon, Crowded House, The Cat Empire


Bio

The Lonely Brothers augment their folky roots-ish sorta sound with bits and bobs of jazz phrasing, pop hooks, orchestral strings and worldly rhythms, tying it all together into an old-but-new sound. After forming a little folk trio in high school, they’ve added members, played a bunch of festivals, supported some Aussie music luminaries and released two records. Their second release - a self-titled album - marked the true beginning of their musical journey. Written while leaving home for the big smoke, it touched on first love, isolation, the ocean and going crazy. The album features the bands two modus operandi: in full swing with drums and double bass; and stripped back to just guitar, 2 voices and violin. Other highlights for the Brothers have included appearing at Fairbridge Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, West Coast Blues & Roots Fringe Festival and Nanga Folk Festival. They’ve also supported the John Butler Trio, Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys, and Holly Throsby, as well as selling out the launch of their album in the Moore’s Building Arts Gallery. “The Lonely Brothers’ sound wanders a softly downbeat folk acoustic style... monumentally tight.” - Drum Media