Acclaimed LA outfit, He's My Brother She's My Sister, are releasing their debut full-length album 'Nobody Dances In This Town' on Monday 15th July. The release will coincide with a UK tour, including appearances at Secret Garden Party and a special show at Somerset House's Summer Series with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
With a flair for the theatrical, He's My Brother She's My Sister are praised in their native US for their high-energy live performances and inventive flamboyant-folk style. They have already made their US national television debut, giving an electrifying performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
True entertainers, siblings Robert and Rachel Kolar lead the troupe with their vigour and voices; Rachel's joyful soprano blends perfectly with Rob's gravelly vocals. Their melodies join a unique mix of instruments, provided by their merry band of fellow musicians including upright bassist Oliver Newell, Ryan Richter on lap slide guitar and "full-body" percussionist Lauren Brown, using all four limbs to tap-dance and drum simultaneously.
From the foot-stomping 'The Same Old Ground' (video above), "a real fist-pumper, a song to get the blood moving" (Popmatters) to softer tracks invoking bonfire-lit moments such as Choir of the Dead, Nobody Dances In This Town is a rollicking m'lange ofeclectic styles borrowing from folk, vaudeville, San Francisco acid-rock and an unusual take on the LA hipster aesthetic.
He's My Brother She's My Sister's first outing to the UK will prove to be a festive, spirited and fully-charged summertime spree. Dates below:
July 19th - Somerset House, London (with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros)
July 23rd - The Castle Hotel, Manchester
July 24th - Sebright Arms, London
July 25th - Secret Garden Party
July 27th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.