Following their 2011 debut EP ‘Homes’, Among Brothers release their brand new single ‘Loved’ on the 26th of September through the band’s own label, Barely Regal Records. The single will be available to download via iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp, and will also be available at shows on their tour in September.
A choral fusion of electronic rhythms and orchestral arrangements, ‘Loved’ takes its thematic cues from previous single ‘Sam, Isaiah and the Wolf’, continuing the narrative of the track while taking the music in a decidedly more ambitious direction. Frontman Alexander Comana stated ‘while all the tracks on ‘Homes’ had strong narrative themes, we made this an even more integral part of the writing process with ‘Loved’, using the song structure and instrumentation to echo the story in the lyrics’.
Experimenting more with orchestral arrangements, ‘found sounds’ and choral vocals, ‘Loved’ is not only a steady progression from the tracks on their debut release, but a clear nod to the bands direction and ambition for their first full length album.
“Delicate, brooding and beautiful” – Jen Long, BBC Introducing
“One of the most complex but utterly uplifting noises we have heard for years” – Music News
About Among Brothers
Among Brothers are a Cardiff-based six-piece, often compared to Efterklang and Anathallo. They mix experimental beats, theatrical chants and percussive flourishes to create a vibrant pop style anchored by evocative narrative themes.
This year the band have supported the likes of Jeniferever, Hjaltalin and The Thermals, and played the Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Carlisle. Their song ‘My Head Is A Vessel’ made the BBC Radio 1 playlist in June.
September 2011 sees Among Brothers play End of the Road festival alongside Laura Marling, Mogwai and Wild Beasts. Following the festival, the band will set out on their second UK tour to promote ‘Loved’.
September Tour Dates
13 – Southampton, The Joiners / 14 – London, Barfly
15 – Brighton, The Hope
16 – Cardiff, Buffalo Bar /
17 – Bristol, Start The Bus
19 – Coventry, The Kasbah
20 – Leicester, The Musician
21 – Chester, The Laugh Inn
22 – Sunderland, The Independent
23 – Stockton-on-Tees, Ku Bar
24 – Sowerby Bridge, Puzzlehall /
25 – Castleford, The Xcape.