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The Brassic

Hailing from South London, The Brassic, a five piece band comprising : Fisher (Vocals) and cousin Ian Alfie (bass) together with the three brothers Jamie Young (lead guitar), Billy Young (rhythm guitar) and Joe Young (drums), got together as a band in September 2009. The result of the first practice, being Robber and the Supermodel which was released on the debut EP For the Poor.

The Brassic

The Brassic

This may be a first, writing about a band younger than the blog (18th August 2009). I didn’t get down to Dirty South on New Years eve when not only were The Brassic playing but Krakatoa too. If anyone was there and has any pictures it woud be great to see them.

Difficult to believe the band have only been around for a few months, the music is well constructed and the band play well together. Influences from the likes of The Smiths, Beatles and Ska bands come out in a fusion of up-tempo sound. The Brassics use their multitude of guitars to superb effect, generating a reverb riven sound which plays well on the ears, while the drumming retains a relentless output. The band are characterised by the sheer number of notes which pour out in their tracks, yet they do this with ease and the brain isn’t left scrambling to catch up with the music. The whole whole band play at a frenetic pace, with the lyrics keeping the same tempo. This style of music requires a band remain absolutely tight, which they achieve with consummate ease and with superb clarity, nothing sounding forced or out of step.

The off-beat influences of Ska and the roots in reggae, make me feel perfectly at home with the sound that the band produce and it is difficult to keep writing as I listen to the tracks as I feel wrong sitting still to this.

As they are such a new band, there is little in the way of video to show, other than an acoustic version of Do Your Thing.

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To get a better flavour the audio of Lightweight Loosie has the band demonstrating their guitar sound, speed and dramatic changes to great effect.
Lightweight Loosie by thebrassicband
With a new Single due out later in the year and a voracious appetite for playing live, expect to hear a whole lot more of The Brassic.

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7 Responses to “The Brassic”
  1. Jo says:

    I love the new track “Modern Lust”.

  2. Tina says:

    Great to watch , awesome to listen to ,keep it coming lads,,,,,

  3. Shimmy Steve says:

    Brilliant band, a sound i can really relate to, i shimmied my way all the way to the local pie and mash shop. Definitely gonna make it to a gig.
    cheers for the heads up.

    • Tim says:

      Once I have some gigs, I’ll get them posted. If you sign up for the weekly newsletter, which goes out on a Monday, you will often find some late gig postings for the week which haven’t made it to the blog.


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