Brother at Brighton’s Great Escape: ‘We want to collaborate with Odd Future’

Slough band also reveal plans to bring down Brighton's second pier

Brother have told NME that they quite fancy a team-up with Los Angeles hip hop collective Odd Future, as they prepare to kick off day two of The Great Escape festival in Brighton.

The Slough band, who are currently in the middle of a UK tour, said they would love to collaborate with Tyler, The Creator‘s crew after checking them out recently at South By Southwest in Austin.

“It would be amazing to do something with Odd Future,” said frontman Lee Newell. “They have got an insane live set up and they definitely come from the same place as us. We played with them at South By Southwest and it was terrifying, they were amazing.”


The five-piece are due to make their Great Escape debut at Horatios at the end of the Brighton Pier later tonight (May 13). “We just spoke to someone who said they saw The Happy Mondays a couple of years ago and they told us the whole room was so packed and intense that the floorboards were bending,” Newell said.

“So hopefully we can do that and bring down the second pier in Brighton,” added bassist Josh Ward.

The band also spoke of their excitement about supporting another Manchester legend – Morrissey – who the five-piece are playing under on his forthcoming tour. “He literally just asked us to come on tour with him because he’s a fan,” Newell said. “I was like, ‘Oh yeah I think we do [want to], yeah’. We can’t wait, he’s unbelievable live and he’s going to be playing a greatest hits set too.”

Later they performed a raucous set at Horatios.

Brother played:


‘High Street Low Lives’
‘Shoot Like Lightning’
‘Still Here’
‘Fly By Nights’
‘Electric Daydreams’
‘Darling Buds Of May’
‘New Years Day’
‘Time Machine’

Also performing at The Great Escape last night were Friendly Fires, Katy B, The View, Anna Calvi and Mona.