THE LOW-DOWN After Mona, Slough four-piece Brother will be the big new rock band of next year. They have been all the talk of the indie underground for a few months now and were getting stupid money offers from labels even before they had their own website up and running. They specialise in a type of 1960s garage rock leavened with indie pop touches. Listening to them, it’s clear that this is a young band who were brought up on a diet of Britpop, but they’ve given that genre a good kicking and added in some fresh ingredients. I saw them play live in a dingy club a while back and they were damn near the finished product. And they’re a bit gobby too – which always helps.
SOUNDBITE “Post-Britpop guitar rock in search of a stadium”