BROTHER have been forced to change their name due to some Australian "powerhouse celtic tribal trio" (What does that even mean?) who apparently had the name first. So they are now Viva Brother. What's in a name anyway? They are still the same band and the other Brother are still SHIT nobodys.
Read the VIVA BROTHER's statement below.
The U.K. band BROTHER have changed their name to VIVA BROTHER after a legal challenge by another band named "Brother." The U.K. band Brother, with their increasingly high profile in America, came to the attention of the other band- an Australian 'powerhouse celtic tribal trio' based in the USA that combine 'the deep pulse of the didgeridoo, the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and tribal percussion.'
In the spirit of The Chemical Brothers and Santigold before them, the band decided that life would be simpler if they changed their name for the world rather than just the USA, and avoided a battle in the US courts - Viva Brother were born. They were briefly called 'Brother UK' in the USA, like the Charlatans UK before them, but the geographical addition to the word Brother was not accepted in this new digital age.
Lead singer Lee Newell said, 'A long time ago in a galaxy far far away three men decided one day that it would be a good idea to start a band called Brother. Many, many years later four frighteningly handsome devils in the desolate, post apocalyptic wasteland of Slough decided to do the same thing. But something called "litigation" got in the way. However with this out of the way we do finally feel free. Brother is dead. Long Live VIVA BROTHER!'
Viva Brother's debut album release date hasn't changed and it is still due on August 1st.
What a night out this is gonna' be. THE KAYAS and ALL THE YOUNG are playing CENTRAL STATION in Wrexham on July 6th.
ALL THE YOUNG will be fresh back from a recording trip to CANADA where they've been working on their forthcoming album and having supported the one and only Lord MORRISSEY the night before in their home town of Stoke-On-Trent.
THE KAYAS will be playing only their second gig of the year and their first since the release of their debut single "I HAVE BEEN WAITING" although an announcement of a September UK tour is imminent. They'll also be going into the studio very soon to put the finishing touches to the album.
This is going to be one hell of a night of music. BE THERE!!
The KAYAS Debut single is available NOW on iTunes.
The storming debut single from The Kayas is here. "I Have Been Waiting" is now available on iTunes. If you're gonna' spend 79 pence today don't waste it on a Mars Bar, get The Kayas debut and be part of NOW!!
There's a band waiting in the wings. They're coming to smash your ears in, but don't worry. You're gonna' fuckin' love it...!
The Kayas are from Oswestry and they are:-
Ad Edwards - Guitar & Vocals, Tomos Jarvis - Drums, Philie Jones - Bass and Duane Williams - Guitar.
They started in 2007 but signed a management and recording deal with Abblet Music in January this year and things started moving. They're already on with recording the album which is hopefully gonna' be out around November time. There's also a tour in the pipeline. Watch this space for details....
While we wait for the album there will be a number of singles. The first of them, the BRILLIANT "I Have Been Waiting" is released very soon on June 6th.
You can pre-order it NOW HERE and do your bit to get the song in the charts.
There are also a few other bit's and bobs around:-
The Band's SoundCloud page has 3 tracks and an Interview
1. Likes To Lay Her Eggs (Brand new acoustic track) HERE
2. Stop The Pop (Live) HERE
3. Gotta Get out HERE
The Interview is from BBC Introducing Shropshire HERE
Ad's YouTube channel has a few acoustic tracks and other interesting vids including the brilliant MOTORMOUTH (Below)
The Kayas Official web site is HERE
Their Facebook Info page is HERE (don't forget to LIKE it)
Their Twitter page is HERE
and Their MySpace page is HERE
As ever, if you're with the band and you have anything for me to write about or share then please contact me somewhere below.
You're gonna' love these boys. Just let the music into your head..... ; )
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