I’m not too sure how I’d missed out on Brother Deep in the past. They’re a band that have quickly been conquering the local live circuit and beyond but yet would have gone completely under my nose if it wasn’t for DindieFest (blog) recommending them to me late last year. Brother Deep won Wedgewood Room’s Unsigned Showcase last year and despite only having one single out (listen below) they’re clearly set for a bright future. At this point, we thought this would be a great chance to catch up with Brother Deep regarding the band, playing live and the future!
Hi there! Firstly, so that our readers can know a bit more about you, please introduce Brother Deep:
We’re an indie/alternative rock four-piece from Portsmouth. It’s always been hard to explain specifically what we sound like… All of us listen to a lot of different genres, though we’re all shoegaze fans and that might be noticeable in some parts of our songs.
We’re yet to catch you live but are hoping to see you at Icebreaker Festival this year. For anyone, like ourselves, who are yet to see you live, how would you describe a Brother Deep gig?
Our set tends to start pretty chilled out until we get into it, then we become a lot more energetic and passionate. There’s big solos, gaze-y parts and a variation of songs in the setlist. We promise we won’t make the audience clap along, kneel down during a build-up or anything else that’s just as awkward.
Is there anyone in particular that you’d also recommend catching at Icebreaker Festival this year?
Matt English, Barbudo, Violet Mud, Fake Empire, Lobster Pot, (Not) Queens of the Stone Age and our guys Principal Partners.
You also gigged quite a lot towards the end of last year and were winners of the Unsigned Showcase at Wedgewood Rooms but what would you say had been your best moment as a band so far?
Supporting Warmduscher with Strange Cages was really cool as we were fans of them beforehand! Other highlights include playing to a full Wedge during the showcase finals and having a really good crowd at last year’s Icebreaker.
Finally, have you got anything to share regarding upcoming gigs and what have you got planned for the rest of 2019?
We’ve got a lot of songs yet to be recorded so people can expect some releases very shortly. As far as gig are concerned, we’ve got nothing booked as of yet but we’re always looking to play at the local festivals or any other interesting sounding gigs.
We’d like to thank Brother Deep very much for their time! You can check out their latest single ‘Strawberry Milk’ and also connect with the band via the social media links below. If you’re heading to Icebreaker Festival be sure to catch the band at 9pm at the Edge of the Wedge on Saturday 26th January!