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- Will Simpson (vocals, guitar)
- Naoto Hori (bass)
- Fimbo (drums)
- James Plant (guitar/vocals)
Sometimes big is actually better... and when you hear the music Brigade create you'll understand why. Brigade writes huge, beautiful songs. They create muscular, passionate tunes that blow up into enormous soundscape epics, while always retaining the all-important ingredient the song. Powerful, sometimes earth shattering, sometimes timid, Brigade's sound is unique and compelling. It's not emo, it's not indie, it's not pop Brigade cannot be limited to genre pigeonholes their tunes live outside such limitations as anyone who has heard them will testify. Indeed their debut EP 'Made To Wreck' - takes you on a journey of honest, bare emotion and shuddering hard driving rock rhythms. Produced by Joe Gibb (Funeral For A Friend, Johnny Truant, Million Dead) and Gethin Woolcock, it features four blistering tracks of alt-rock. Will Simpson's vocals flit between being angelic and harmonious one minute to filling the stadiums with his enormous powerful roar the next. Lyrically the themes are mostly about human relationships, mistakes & regrets and dealing with cynicism. Residing in London via Bristol, Suffolk and Japan Brigade came together in 03 aiming to create music that would combine hard-hitting rock with sensitivity. Their 'Safe Hands' demo gained the quartet significant interest in rock circles and in support, the quartet have been constantly touring the UK and building up a live following just like all bands with longevity have done before them. As well as their own headline tours, Brigade have also toured with Biffy Clyro, Aereogramme and hot emo rockers Fightstar. And while Will's brother is Fightstar's Charlie Simpson Brigade are not living in the shadows of anyone or relying on publicity stunts of name checking at every opportunity. There is after all, no need to hype good music it speaks volumes itself. And Brigade turn it up to 11 on the dial. Ignore at your peril.