Hailing from Dublin, The Brothers Movement formed in 2007 and in a short span of time have shared billing with established rock acts like The Jesus Mary Chain, MC5, Chemical Brothers and Sonic Youth.
Previously known as Mainline, The Brothers Movement is comprised of Neil Paxton (guitars/vox), Conor Paxton(bass), Danda (guitars/keyboards/vox), Scott Glennon (guitar), Andy Parkes (drums).
Touted as the “Hard Working Class Heroes of 2008” by Entertainment.ie, The Brothers Movement cite influences ranging from the Beatles to My Bloody Valentine, and their sound recall’s early Dandy Warhols and A Place To Bury Strangers. References to The Verve also abound due to the bands powerfull, emotive, woozy indie -rock but The Brothers Movement far from being copyists, are obviously hugely talented and are ushering in a new era of Brit-pop, with RCRD LBL noting that the band, “is boldly stepping into Richard Ashcroft and Co.'s battered trainers.”
In early 2008 the band spent time recording their debut album in a Philadelphia studio with the Cobbs (BRMC, Peasent, War on Drugs).
The Brothers Movement also showcased their talents at IMRO New Sounds Stage at Oxegen, Ireland’s largest music festival, as well as the Popkomm Festival in Berlin. Following their opening slot on the European leg of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s 2008 tour, the band released their first EP “Blind” in November 2008. The lead single, also entitled “Blind” received favorable press, with RCRDLBL.Com featuring the track in its “RCRD Selector Download” in March 2009.
Spring 2009 proved to be an eventful month for The Brothers Movement as they collected accolades left and right, including a write up in the Future Sounds Column in Record of the Day (UK), calling “their brand of psychedelic ooze better than anyone’s.”
Their March 2009 set at South by Southwest garnered additional industry buzz, with The Irish Times calling The Brothers Movement “hugely impressive.”
The Brothers Movement followed their stint at SXSW with two April performances with Doves in Belfast and Dublin. In June 2009, their epic single “Sister” was featured on the Future Sounds 33 compilation, garnering a very positive buzz from industry tastemakers.
Mainline were formed late 2003 early 2004 by three brothers and three life long friends who share the same interests and passion in music. They rock with blistering live shows and plenty of high profile support slots including primal scream, death in vegas, the bravery, david holmes and most recently they played five sold out shows across Ireland as exclusive support to ian brown.
Brit rock bible Q has included the debut single "black honey" by mainline in their 50 essential tracks for feb 2005 and NME love it. The single released on loog records (jan 31st) is already receiving great airplay in the uk with xfm, radio 1, radio 2 and virgin all getting on board. The aa side "once more (because of you)" has already been picked up for license and will appear on a high profile uk compilation, details to follow.
The band finished 2004 with a new years blow out in temple bar music centre featuring david holmes dj ing, it was totally rammed and rocking. Next live shows include performing at the queens of noise "best of 2005" party in the barfly, camden, a single launch party in dublin and a mini us tour taking in ny, la and texas.
"rather fantastic full of evil and narcosis with drums that pound like sledgehammers" nme (feb 2005)
"this dirty groove is the sort of thing black rebel motorcycle club should have delivered with their last album and hopefully still might with their next. Until then, these dubliners will do nicely thank you." -xfm, (feb 2005)
"dark sticky fuzz-rock that's fond of the jesus and mary chain back catalogue" -q magazine 50 essential tracks (feb 2005)
"leading the charge for 2005" -hot press front cover (feb 2005)
"mainline are just about the only Irish act to emerge recently who readily slot in to the market for loud, brooding rock bands"-the times, culture section (jan 2005)
"absolutely fantastic live sessions from dublin band mainline finishing with the brilliant epic "healing song" - claire sturgess, xfm (jan 2005)
"mainline from dublin are a really excellent dark and brooding band, i think it's their debut single and out of all the bands i have heard in the last few months these stand out the most, it's a really dynamic record-they sound terrific and i am going to play this a lot," -bob harris, radio 2 (nov 2004)
"mainline were the best band i saw at the recent imro showcase they piled on the attitude"-dave fanning, hot press (august 2004)
"the most sought after act in the emerald isle. Responsible for a mass exodus from london as the capital's a&r executives made their way to dublin to begin their courtships with the band" -bbc radio 6 (aug 2004)
"on stage mainline mix hypnotic rock n roll grooves with just the right amount of snotty rebellion, as though jason pierce had replaced spiritualized with a biker gang"-the irish times (july 2004)
Formed in 2008 The Brothers Movement have been rocking Dublin and beyond for the last year with blistering live shows and plenty of high profile support slots across Europe including opening for black rebel motorcycle club doves, the jesus and mary chain, the dandy warhols, the view . The band just recently stole the show at this years sxsw festival in texas.the brothers movement have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting new bands in Ireland.