Very rarely I’ll receive an email from a music promoter about a solo artist or band. Rarer still, will said email catch my interest in any way. The last time this worked I was introduced to the wild and wonderful world of The Gypsy Nomads (now known as Frenchy and the Punk). However when I received an email about a band called The Brute Chorus that said their music is a, “wild blend of garage rock, blues, and folk music with lyrics populated with characters from Greek mythology and Grimm’s fairytales” and it also mentioned they have been support for Ida Maria (whose album, “Fortress Round My Heart”, you may remember I LOVED), I knew I had to see what the heck this was all about.
Let’s talk about truth in advertising! The Brute Chorus album “How the Caged Bird Sings” fits the bill to a tee.
“Could This Be Love?”
I liked what I heard so much I went ahead and picked up the 2009 live album too because…..
“All the Pilgrims”
But the big news for The Brute Chorus and for the United States is that they’re coming here for the first time ever for several showcases during the SXSW festival in Austin, TX! The thing is, they’re in indie band in Britain, so getting to Texas is a pretty big task. If you like what you’ve heard, why not hop on over to iTunes or Amazon.com and download their albums? They’re both under $10 each. Better still, if you’re really inspired you can check out their fundraising page on Indie Gogo. There you can contribute cash toward Visa interviews, hiring a van, getting their instruments through customs, and more, and be rewarded with signed CDs and t-shirts!
To learn more about The Brute Chorus, you can visit their website.