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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Brothers Movement

After some four years of MAINLINE pushing the boundaries of all that could be achieved in that psychedelic guitar rock sphere of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Angels and The Morning After Girls, the band are now regrouping as The Brothers Movement to take a new direction. It's early days yet, but what can be made of the new material currently available online?

You said if you want peace then prepare for war, because I'm tired of fighting and I want no more...

In both War And Peace and Comin' Home, we have a more reflective, stripped down country rock leaning than what has gone before with MAINLINE. One also can't help but pick up on the bewildered war weary pitch of it all too. Whether The Brothers Movement will be one with a political message, we will have to wait and see, but in an era where the US Military has waged wars that seems to have no direction and no end, its soldiers shipped out with false hope and shipped home in body bags, it would not be a first, or a misplaced agenda. One wonders what has happened to the land once known for embracing the values of liberty, fraternity, and equality, that land of hope and opportunity for the disaffected? Perhaps a noise from Dublin in the shape of The Brothers Movement is now searching for it.

The band aim to bring out a d├ębut album later in 2008, with more material sure to be unveiled between now and then. Although apparently on the softer side of psychedelia now, still expect influences along the BRMC axis to permeate through brush-ins with The Verve and a country rock soul taking it all the way back to The Stones. Agenda or not, this is sure to be a movement worth listening in on.

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