Supergroups tend to be a contentious issue in music as they can go one of two ways; they can either be a storm of egos and pretentiousness or they can be a musical journey brought on by a shared desire to jam and 'do something different'. Just a look at the band members of The Bottletop Band and the musical clout attached to them makes you suspect that they're going to be the former. Its alumni includes some of this country's finest indie darlings (Gruff Rhys, Matt Helders, Carl Barat, Tim Burgess) all joining forces with a group of Brazilian musicians in the name of raising awareness with the hope of raising funds for the Bottletop Foundation.
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