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Co-produced by Mick Whitnall (Babyshambles & future producer of Amy Winehouse, The Horrors), their long-awaited debut EP is being re-recorded in February for a mid-year release. Previews have already drawn comparisons to the ‘more sombre, beautiful end of The Maccabees catalogue.’ With fans ranging from Everything Everything to Flashguns, its no wonder its highly anticipated.
Indie-disco quartet Hot Vamp Club formed in early 2009 and have since been interviewed and featured on Radio One (BBC Switch), BBC Introducing (BBC 6) as well as included on the Best of Myspace Music and IndieFeed playlists.
Described by BBC Introducing as 'lovingly crafted, sincere Indie Pop,' their third demo was picked up by Topman US and 'Young Hearts, Slow Shoes' is now part of the Topman and Topshop UK in-store playlist, including the largest fashion store in the world on Oxford Street. Live, they've headlined the best venues across the South as well as having supported the likes of Flashguns and The Kabeedies on the way.
Following the launch of their Second Album "The Big Red Book Of Nursery Rants", Brothers Grimmer are revving up for a busy year. They are a well known band in the Bournemouth area, but are aiming to make this the year they branch out further afield too.
The 3rd album is in the gestation period, and they are looking at possible festival dates already booked such as the Greenwich Festival. Having been interviewed on Fire Radio and Bay Radio, they are looking to up the ante this year.
Brothers Grimmer are often compared with a variety of bands depending on the track.
Try and imagine that all members of Led Zepplin, Tool, Jethro Tull, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Radiohead and Prodigy had donated cells to a scientist lab for studies. Suppose a Stan Lee (Marvel Comics) style accident happened and they all conjoined to create a mutant band. The resulting abomination of scientific development would almost be Brothers Grimmer ...
Now imagine they started dressing in stranger clothes than their predecessors and you're getting close as you probably can without experiencing it for yourself.
The general opinion of fans and reviews so far confirms the description.
"Brothers Grimmer have their own corner of the local music scene covered. That can only be a good thing, especially when they produce such gems as Who I Am ... reminds me of Jethro Tull or Blind Melon, but there’s a
roughness to it that gives it it’s own identity."
Dan Renton (Dorset Rock Online)
" ... mentally leafing through my record collection at home, trying to figure out who it was that the Brothers Grimmer reminded me of. I failed, despite a fairly eclectic mixture of musics in my collection. They look like ZZ Top and The Prodigy got together at a party one night and had a love child ..."
Laura Cousins (Bournemouth Creatives)
" ... The Brothers Grimmer delivered a gut-stirring mix of heavy rock with super-sexy funk. And lots of body hair. An unbelievable amount of body hair, in fact. The guitarists boasted beards grown to suitable (rock) god length. ..."
Claire Wyburn (Bournemouth Creatives)
"Nursery Rants has been easily my most played album recently, it's a genuine masterpiece! Freakin' awesome stuff guys."
Tom Burgess - Muddy Miles
Brothers Grimmer is ...
Lee Cleary - Guitar, Lead Singer
Steve Hewitt - Guitar
Shawn Wadham - Bass
Matthew Cleary - Drum Kit, Backing Vocals
Michael Bundell - Dancer